Governor Baker visits Barnes in Westfield for new taxiway celebration and main gate groundbreaking

Governor Baker will join Congressman Richard Neal and other state and local officials at Barnes Air National Guard Base to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new main gate, followed by the ribbon cutting for a new taxiway. Taxiway Sierra is a $4.7 million allocation from the Commonwealth’s 2014 Military Bond Bill authorization. It was used to expand the airport’s mobility, parking capacity, and enhance its operational capabilities. The new taxiway at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport means fewer delays, and a huge step up in air traffic, 80 percent now which is commercial planes.

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