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Grant awarded so homeowners near airport can block out noise

Homeowners near the T.F. Green Airport will receive new windows and doors, duct work and other systems to help block out jet noise, thanks to a federal grant.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says $9.3 million was awarded for jet noise mitigation near the airport in Warwick.

The airport's main runway is currently being extended by 1,500 feet, to a total of 8,700 feet. It's scheduled to be operational in late 2017.

Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says that about $900,000 of the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation may be used to buy three homes from people seeking to relocate.

The remaining funding will be used for sound insulation mitigation.

About 750 residents in 76 single family homes, 142 condominiums and 82 apartments are expected to benefit.



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