Siletz Bay Airport to receive grant


The Siletz Bay State Airport in Gleneden Beach is included on a list of four Oregon airports that will receive federal grants to help with airport improvements.

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley announced last week that airports in Gleneden Beach, La Grande, Cave Junction and Prineville and would receive federal grants for improvements to runways, taxiways, guidance systems and more.

“Oregonians living and working in rural communities throughout our state know full well that small airports are essential centerpieces to build their economy and quality of life,” Wyden said. “These federal investments in local infrastructure are always important, and especially now when rural Oregon is working overtime to deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis.”

The grant for the Siletz Bay Airport totals $135,468 and will be used to improve airport drainage, reconstruct a runway and reconstruct a taxiway.

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