Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Hinton to Receive Funds to Build Airport

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Hinton to Receive Funds to Build Airport

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HINTON _ The town of Hinton will be receiving $86,220 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a new airport, Oklahoma's two U.S. senators announced Wednesday. The funds will enable the town to buy 80 acres of land and replace a small grass strip with a paved runway, Sens. David Boren, a Democrat, and Don Nickles, a Republican, said in a news release.

"This is good news for Hinton," Boren said. "The area is in desperate need of a new airport." No public-use airport with a paved runway is available near the town just off Interstate 40 between El Reno and Weatherford.

The airport is expected to be completed within two to three years at an estimated cost of $2.2 million. The federal funds are part of the Airport Improvement Program, the federal government's primary tool for providing funds to improve the nation's aviation infrastructure. Two Towns Vote to Increase Sales Tax Rates

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