San Joaquin County Airport Upgrade Approved


The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $28.5 million in improvements to the Stockton Metropolitan Airport.

The five-year plan would allow for staff to apply for the funds to make renovations to runways and lighting and other places where they are needed. The plan also calls for building a U.S. Customs inspection station, which would allow the airport in Stockton to handle international travel.

The airport would also be able to accommodate many more passengers.

A similar project was proposed in 2007 ago but was rejected by the Board of Supervisors as too expensive.

Last year, the airport saw record passenger travel, recording over 70,000 departures.




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