New control tower on tap for Southwest Florida International
FOX 4 Staff
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) will get $45 million to begin design and construction of a new air traffic control tower.
The Lee County Port Authority received $22.8 million in grant funds from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and another $22 million from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the airport's parallel runway project.
“LCPA is very pleased by the endorsement from our airlines, funding from FDOT and the FAA ’s PFC approval to move forward on construction of the new control tower at Southwest Florida International Airport - truly the linchpin for progress and growth at RSW,” said Robert M. Ball, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority.