The MassDOT Board of Directors this week approved a $13.4 million grant for for the Runway Extension and Safety Project at Pittsfield Municipal Airport.
Pittsfield Municipal Airport has approximately 40 based aircraft including 7 jet aircraft. The project will extend one runway by 790 feet and construct 1,000 foot safety areas. The project will bring the safety areas into compliance with FAA standards and provide economic development opportunities for Pittsfield Municipal Airport and the Berkshire region. The Federal Aviation Administration will fund $6 million toward the construction.