Golden announces more than $140,000 for Dexter Regional Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $140,000 to the Dexter Regional Airport for major infrastructure improvements.

The funding was awarded through the Federal Airport Administration’s Airport Infrastructure Grant Program established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Golden supported. Roughly $52,000 will be used for a new 1,000-square foot terminal building, and about $91,000 will be used for a 150-square yard terminal apron. This funding will help the airport better meet the needs of both customers and staff. 

“Investments in rural infrastructure tangibly improve the lives of Mainers across the 2nd District,” Golden said. “I’m glad to see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is continuing to deliver for rural communities and the Dexter Airport is getting the resources it needs to successfully serve the community.”

The Dexter Regional Airport, built in 1941, started as an auxiliary airport to the former Dow Field in Bangor. This airport continues to serve Maine as a public airport and fueling station, playing a pivotal role in transporting Mainers and visitors alike.

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