OH airport gets $20M grant for runway safety

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration grant of more than $20 million will finance runway safety improvements at a Cleveland airport.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the FAA grant to Burke Lakefront Airport was announced last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/11majPg) reports that Burke will use the grant to move the end of one runway 600 feet to the east. It also will construct a 400-foot bed of collapsible concrete at the end of another runway to slow or stop planes that can’t stop on their own.

An FAA spokesman says the work needed to comply with new runway safety standards is scheduled to be completed at the airport alongside Lake Erie by 2014.

Burke is the official reliever airport for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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