Land swap set for Air Guard base in Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials want to transfer Terre Haute airport property to the Indiana highway department to help create a new entrance to an Air National Guard base.

Leaders of the Terre Haute International Airport have asked the Federal Aviation Administration to change about 6 acres of airport property to non-aeronautical use and allow them to transfer the land to the state highway department.

In exchange, the highway department would transfer about 2 acres to the airport. The Tribune-Star reports the 6 acres would allow construction of a new road coming off a roundabout on Indiana 42.

The new road would serve as a new entrance to the Indiana Air National Guard base at the airport.

The FAA will accept public comments on the land swap until May 5. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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