Plans unveiled for $26M overhaul of MacArthur Airport

Town of Islip officials say $14 million will go toward improvement in the main terminal, including upgrades to the decades-old mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

News 12 Staff

Feb 22, 2023, 10:19 AM

Updated 459 days ago

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A plan for a $26 million facelift at MacArthur Airport was announced on Wednesday.
Town of Islip officials say $14 million will go toward improvement in the main terminal, including upgrades to the decades-old mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
The other $12 million will bring a new roof to the main terminal and replace the vestibule doors. New flooring, wall coverings and what officials say will be a more secure and reliable baggage handling system will also be installed.
In the announcement, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter acknowledged that in addition to the upgrades, people using the airport also want more flights.
"They want more service, but we've got a long way to go to get to the service that was here maybe 15 or 20 years ago," Carpenter says.
Carpenter also spoke about the airport recently being classified as a state Superfund site.
She says in an effort to give people accurate information and getting their questions answered, there will be a public community information session at the airport on March 2 at 5:30 p.m. with officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.


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