The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the expansion of the Philadelphia International Airport. The $5.2 billion project is expected to take 13 years.
PHL will acquire 72 Tinicum Township homes as it lenghtens two of its runways and builds a fifth, while relocating the United Parcel Service building to the west side.
The plan, designed to reduce delays and accomodate growth, faces opposition from some local busiesses, environmental groups and airlines, the Inquirer reports.
Heavy construction isn’t expected for another two years.
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