FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The city of Farmington is proposing a $23 million airport runway extension for the Four Corners Regional Airport.
The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/trl2Wx ) that the city’s proposal [auth] calls for extending Runway 5 by 1,000 feet to the Southwest. The additional space would allow regional jets to land, because they need more runway than the turbo props currently in use.
But the extension would require the acquisition of nearly 30 acres of land, and would relocate a mobile home park and several other residents.
City officials have long complains that Farmington and the surrounding region is isolated because it’s lacking in transportation infrastructure and its airport is too small to accept large planes. Its bus service also is limited in connections.