Ogdensburg, Massena, Potsdam airports would share $8 million from federal infrastructure deal
Three airports in St. Lawrence County will share more than $8 million in funding from a $550 billion federal infrastructure deal, announced Friday by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
Ogdensburg International Airport will receive $5,101,240, Massena International Airport-Richards Field $1,480,000 and Potsdam Municipal Airport/Damon Field $1,480,000.In Jefferson County, Watertown International Airport was allocated $5,084,660. In Franklin County, the Malone-Dufort Airport will receive $550,000.
The bipartisan deal will provide funding to New York state to repair roads and bridges, expand access to public transit and increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations.
The state will also get nearly $60 billion in funding for rail projects, clean drinking water and sewer improvements.
Schumer said these funds will ensure the bedrock of New York, its infrastructure, from water to sewers to subways, roads and bridges, gets long-awaited investments and relief needed to meet growing demands, boost the economy while safely and responsibly moving both people and goods across the state and beyond.
Final passage of the deal must still pass the full Senate and then the House.