Members of the Tucumcari City Commission have given the green light to a project that will see the building of a new apron at the Tucumcari Municipal Airport.
The apron will allow for additional space to load and unload aircraft, and will also provide a place for turning planes around.
The project is expected to cost just over $111,000 to build.
The airport, located at 6352 Quay Road, roughly six miles to the east of downtown Tucumcari, is also planning to add onto a building that is used for housing a snow-removal and sweeping truck.
Airport officials say the current structure is not long enough for a truck with attachments.
The addition to the structure will cost some $100,000 to build.
The vast majority of the funding for the projects is coming from the Federal Aviation Administration, with smaller amounts made up by the City of Tucumcari and the New Mexico Department of Transportation.
The airport, which hosts around 11,000 aircraft operations yearly, has previously received FAA funding to the tune of $475,000 for the rehabilitation of a portion of its terminal parking lot, as well as another $135,000 for the installation of an emergency generator.
By Garry Boulard
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