Montgomery Airpark funding

Major Work on Montgomery County Airpark to Begin This Spring

The crumbling pavement on 2,500 feet of taxiways will be restored when major work begins at Montgomery County Airpark. Phase I of the rehabilitation project is set to begin this spring in Gaithersburg.

U.S. senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this fall that a federal grant would pay for the improvements.

MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on the airport rehabilitation plans.

The airpark will need additional federal funding for Phase II of the project. It would be used to restore taxiways and make other improvements on the southern section of the airport. Montgomery County Airpark  is the closest jetport to Washington, D.C. It is used by general aviation travelers visiting the area or doing business in the region. The Washington International Flight Academy is also located at the public reliever airport in Gaithersburg. Robert Anderson says the Airpark Concerned Citizens Alliance still has some concerns about the safety of jets using an airpark that also has flight training traffic.

Phyllis Armstrong

About Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.

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