FAA awards Dallas airport $2.3 million for runway improvements

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The US FAA has given the Dallas-Fort Worth International airport a $2.3 million grant to rehabilitate one of the facility's runways.

The funds are being supplied through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which FAA says has funded 360 projects, 60 more than its original target due to lower-than-anticipated construction bids.

FAA says $1.1 billion has been made available under the ARRA to both urban and rural US airports to fund a variety of projects including facility construction, safety enhancements and the rehabilitation of runways, taxiways and other infrastructure.

The project in Dallas is scheduled to start in January and includes restructuring various concrete slabs and joint repairs on a 4,084m (13,400ft) runway. The airport features seven runways.

FAA says the project will "help enhance safety by eliminating the opportunity for debris to develop along the runway surface".