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Penn State Expected to Spend Millions on University Park Airport and Lasch Football Building

by on July 10, 2014 12:01 PM

The Penn State Board of Trustees finance committee has recommended the full board approve $5.6 million in upgrades to University Park Airport and $2 million in renovations to the Lasch Football Building.

The upgrades include replacing roughly 378 lights along with wiring, cabling and circuitry along the airport's taxiways.

The university says the existing lights have reached the end of their lifespan and the circuitry requires increasing maintenance. The new lights will feature energy efficient LED technology.

The university also intends to replace some asphalt and demolish some hangars and hangar foundations. The project includes installation of a new general aviation apron, three parking lots, storm water management facilities, lighting, an access road, general grading, erosion and sediment controls, and signing and marking elements.

Penn State also intends to spend $2 million to renovate the team meeting room and lobby of the Lasch Football Building. The project includes new carpeting, lighting, furniture, finishes and wall graphics, as well as new paint and seating at the Nittany Lion Training Table in Pollock Dining Commons.

The full trustees board is expected to vote on the spending at Friday's meeting at the Penn State Schuylkill campus in Schuylkill Haven.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for StateCollege.com. She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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