Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Airport to Receive New ATC Tower

2 February 2010 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport in the US will receive a new air traffic control (ATC) tower as part of an upgrade proposal. Federal officials recently broke ground for the $18.8mn project, which received funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. <

Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport in the US will receive a new air traffic control (ATC) tower as part of an upgrade proposal.

Federal officials recently broke ground for the $18.8mn project, which received funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

The 92ft new tower will have a 12,683ft² base building, which will house a terminal radar approach control facility that is expected to help increase airport capacity and improve safety and efficiency.

The tower will be sited 2,100ft south-east of the existing 42ft-tall facility.

Construction of the ATC has begun. It is expected to be complete by 2012.