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Airport in Tipton receives $250,316 in federal aid

Mathews Memorial Airport to use funds for runway improvements

The Mathews Memorial Airport, just outside Tipton. (The Gazette)
The Mathews Memorial Airport, just outside Tipton. (The Gazette)

TIPTON — Mathews Memorial Airport in Tipton will receive $250,316 in federal aid from the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

The funding will go toward a shift or reconfiguration of the existing 3,000-foot runway, according to the FAA website.

The Mathews airport has one runway, a 24-hour self-fueling station and a terminal.

The funds are part of nearly $800 million in federal support through the CARES Act and the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program.

Mathews is among eight small airports in Iowa to receive some of the funding.

Dubuque Regional Airport also secured $111,111 in aid to “reconstruct runway lighting.”

Nationwide, the FAA issued 383 grants to airports in 46 states and other U.S. territories.

“These 383 grants will allow airport sponsors to either begin or complete construction projects that will maintain the safety and efficiency of our national airport system,” Stephen Dickson, FAA administrator, said in a statement.

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