New tower coming at Frederick airport
Local, state and federal officials are expected to appear at Frederick Municipal Airport on Monday to break ground on a new air traffic control tower.
Construction of the project, which is expected to take 18 months, will begin almost immediately, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration is paying for the $5.3 million tower with stimulus money.
The airport caters mainly to private pilots and has no commercial passenger service. Still, it ranks as the second-busiest airport in Maryland -- behind Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport -- with more than 130,000 takeoffs and landings annually.
Officials expected to attend Monday's event include Democratic Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski; Deputy FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta; and Frederick Mayor Randy McClement.
-- Staff and wire reports