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Columbus Business First: Columbus airport terminal project scores funding via return of Congressional earmarks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Construction literally paving the way for a replacement terminal at John Glenn Columbus International Airport is among recipients of the first Congressional earmarks after a decade-long ban.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority is seeking bids for the first phase of construction to relocate a 4,500-foot taxiway to enable construction of a new passenger terminal and ensure safer aircraft movement to and from the facility.

Construction of the $25 million project is expected to start next spring and take just over three years, an airport spokeswoman said.

A $2.25 million Community Project Funding grant – that’s the official term for earmarks – that Ohio’s U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown added to this spring’s bipartisan federal appropriations bill is supporting the taxiway project.

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