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Jul 15, 2011 10:19 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

DeQuincy airpark to extend taxiway

DEQUINCY, La. (AP) - City officials say a taxiway extension at DeQuincy International Airpark could pave the way for larger airplanes and new business opportunities.
City Planner Mary Jo Bayles tells the American Press federal and state grants have made this major improvement a reality sooner than expected.
She said the project is fully funded through grants, and no city money will be used for the project.
She says once completed, the $2.5 million project will double the length of the airport's taxiway, which now runs from the south end of the runway to the mid-apron area.
Sameh Maximos, an engineer working on the project, said the job should take six months.

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