$25M airport apron project halfway done

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — A $25 million Eagle County Regional Airport project will not directly cost local taxpayers a dime.The three-year project will replace the entire concrete apron — the place where jets are parked.“Concrete and asphalt have a finite life, and the aprons are at the end of that lifespan,” said Greg Phillips, airport manager.Meanwhile, the airport is running at full capacity, Phillips said.Who’s payingThe Federal Aviation Administration is picking up 90 percent of the tab through its airport improvement program. That money comes from taxes on fuel and use fees, not from general taxes.About 2.5 percent comes from the Colorado …

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