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Portales receives airport funding


Portales Municipal Airport will soon be receiving $139,880 in federal funds, which will be used to reseal a runway.

Eight New Mexico airports will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen, Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.

Mike Parkey, general services director for the city of Portales, said the Portales airport will use its funds to put a seal coat on the smaller of their two runways that will help reflect the sunlight better and hold the aggregate together better.

Parkey said it is standard procedure to put a new seal on runways every few years.

He said airport officials hope to put a seal coat on the main runway next year.


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