Waterbury-Oxford recently received a $28.9 million infrastructure grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reconstruct its 5,800-foot asphalt runway. CAA’s Executive Director Kevin Dillon, A.A.E., announced that the CAA is very pleased considering the size of the grant for a general aviation airport. “It shows how important Waterbury-Oxford Airport is to the overall airport system that the FAA is willing to make that type of investment,” he said.
The $28.9 million grant is a part of a larger grant, $282.6 million in total, that was awarded on August 22, 2017 to 67 airports around the country as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. The grant will cover 90% of the total $32 million cost of the project. Waterbury-Oxford Airport’s runway was last reconstructed in 1992, which is beyond the 20-year expected life.
The reconstruction of the runway is anticipated to begin at the end of this month, and should culminate in October 2018.
Waterbury-Oxford had 43,839 flights in 2016.