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Yakima Airport Striving for $10 Million Grant

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YAKIMA, Wash.--The City of Yakima is working to land two grants from the Federal Aviation Administration that could net them $10 million for Yakima Airport improvements.

The money would go toward repairing the asphalt on taxiways and upgrading old lighting and signs so incoming pilots can see better.

"This will also create jobs in the local community to provide construction crews with the ability to come out to the airport or redo re-surfacing, a lot of electrical work as well as the installation and new signs," said Rob Peterson, Yakima Airport Manager.

If the grant is approved, Peterson said construction could start next March.

The airport manager said they'll find out if they'll get the first half of the grant money by the end of this month.

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