Cleveland gets $20 million in stimulus funds for Hopkins International Airport project

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland plans to use a $20 million grant to build a new taxiway and holding area for planes at Hopkins International Airport.

The project, funded through the Federal Aviation Administration's share of economic stimulus dollars, will help the city-run Hopkins clear way for a new air-traffic control tower.

Airport Director Ricky Smith said Thursday that the larger tower, announced last year, will enable the FAA to consolidate radar air controllers from other Ohio airports in Cleveland.

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