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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statements after the final version of the bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was announced following Senate and House negotiations. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors.
WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure.
Work will start this summer to realign and reconstruct two taxiways at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Most of the cost will be paid with a $6.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“There will be no impact to normal operations this year,” Interim Airport Director Tom Malafronte said Monday.
“Next year, it will be necessary to close (the airport’s north-south) Runway 17-35 for a short time to allow the contractor to tie in the new taxiways,” he said.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that she will include an article from the May edition of NH Magazine entitled Remarkable Women 2018: Persistence, and she will add a personal note, as well, in the Sarah Long Bridge Time Capsule. The article spotlights a number of women who have made tremendous contributions to New Hampshire politics.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive a $6.8 million grant from the Department of Transportation to realign and reconstruct two taxiways. The new configuration will ensure they meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards and will enhance safety and efficiency for aircraft arriving and departing on Runway 35.
The Water Resources Development Act is moving from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate with key provisions that will allow for dredging of Hampton and Portsmouth harbors.
WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s (NH-01) amendments to dredge Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors have been included in the House Water Resources Development Act, which passed this evening 408-2. Amendment #40, which would dredge Hampton Harbor can be found here, and amendment #41, which would dredge Portsmouth Harbor, can be found here. Both amendments were adopted by voice vote.