Quincy City Council approves two engineering contracts for Quincy Regional Airport
QUINCY (WGEM/Herald-Whig) - The Quincy City Council approved two engineering contracts for the Quincy Regional Airport Tuesday night that total about $429,000.
According to our news gathering partners at the Herald-Whig, one contract, totaling $118,000, covers the second phase of the $30 million runway project.
The other contract, totaling $310,000, goes to a general aviation apron and new corporate hangar road.
Airport director Sandra Shore said that will help welcome new developers.
“Our economic impact on the region is very important to us. That includes supporting our local industries and bringing money into the region by expanding and maintaining our infrastructure like we are. So we are very proud of what we are able to do at the airport,” Shore said.
Ninety-percent of the $118,000 will come from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Then, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Quincy will split the rest.
Meanwhile, 90 percent of the $310,000 will come from the state of Illinois, and Quincy will take care of the rest of that.
The city’s costs are already included in the current fiscal year budget.
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