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Tucson International Airport gets $5.2 million to repair runway, taxiway

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 19:14:51-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — New improvements are coming to the Tucson International Airport.

The Department of Transportation announced two grants for the airport totaling $5.2 million that will be used to reconstruct a runway and improve a taxiway.

Congressman Raul Grijalva issued a statement Wednesday afternoon praising the grant.

"This is the type of federal infrastructure investments we need to help drive the local economy, provide jobs, and invest in the long-term success of our community," he said in a statement.

More than 3.6 million people pass through the airport each year, according to its website.