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FAA Awards $12.3M To Pittsburgh International Airport

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Sarah Kovash
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90.5 WESA
Pittsburgh International Airport received a $12 million grant to renovate its deicing pad and other amenities.

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $12.3 million grant to renovate part of Pittsburgh International Airport.

The grant will go toward a deicing pad that has been in operation since 1993. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the renovation will include new pavement and piping.

Deicing is done during winter months to remove ice and snow from planes before takeoff.

The total cost of the project is approximately $27 million. The Allegheny County Airport Authority says it is expecting to secure a second grant to help cover the cost.

Work on the pad is expected to start early next summer.