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Two local airports get federal funding for runway projects

With Bishop Peak in the distance, a US Airways flight from Phoenix prepares for landing at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.
With Bishop Peak in the distance, a US Airways flight from Phoenix prepares for landing at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Two San Luis Obispo County airports will receive roughly $1.4 million in federal grants for runway projects courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, announced Monday.

Paso Robles Municipal Airport will receive nearly $1.3 million to rehabilitate pavement on two taxiways that has reached the end of its service life, according to a news release from Capp’s office. The work will include grading, new pavement markings and the application of a slurry seal.

Capps said San Luis County Regional Airport will receive $133,258 to pay for runway incursion markings, included surface-painted hold signs and enhanced taxiway center lines, needed to meet federal regulations.

The airport celebrated its 75th anniversary last month.

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