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Philly Airport Will Get $5.2B Expansion

| January 5, 2011

Philadelphia Airport ExtensionLooks like the Philly airport will be getting a major facelift, to the tune of 5.2 billion dollars.

The Philadelphia International Airport, one of the busiest in the country, will be adding on to its existing structures in order to help alleviate the traffic, congestion and delays.

According to the AP:

The long-discussed and controversial project is expected to take 12 to 15 years and be financed through bonds, passenger-facility charges and FAA grants. One runway will be extended 2,000 feet and another by 1,500 feet; a fifth, 9,100-foot runway will be built along the Delaware River, which separates Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Construction is scheduled to start in 2013, after land acquisition is completed, permits and approvals are received and engineering and design are done. The project is scheduled for completion in 2025.

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