Islip officials recently unveiled Long Island MacArthur Airport runway improvements which were completed on-time and on budget.
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter; Shelley LaRose-Arken, Airport Commissioner; Federal Aviation Administration, elected officials, business leaders; leadership from construction and engineering contractors and stakeholders, gathered on Runway 6/24 to celebrate the completion of the Runway Rehabilitation project. The project includes new pavement, enhanced pitching and state-of-the-art lighting.
“All of the investment that we’ve been putting into Long Island MacArthur airport is really giving the public a sense of why this is the airport of choice, especially for Long Islanders. This and other upgrade projects and infrastructure improvements position MacArthur Airport for a strong future,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “In addition to generating skilled jobs for our area, this rehabilitation prepares our airport for years to come, as we continue to serve Long Island air travelers and the aviation community, while at the same time, providing infrastructure integrity to our valued community,” added the Supervisor.
The FAA authorized a $14.28 million grant for the rehabilitation work in 2018. The remaining funding was secured from NY State and the local share funded by Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). The total project cost: $16,378,161.