ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced more than $10 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help fund projects at seven airports across the Commonwealth.
The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which supports infrastructure improvement projects at airports across the nation. A portion of the funding also comes from the American Rescue Plan, which is supported by Warner and Kaine.
“With the COVID-19 crisis almost in the rearview mirror and families beginning to plan their summer getaways, we’re pleased to see these funds go towards safety improvements at airports across the Commonwealth,”U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA)
The $10,575,962 in federal funding is broken down below:
- Tazewell County Airport: $750,000 in federal funds to rehabilitate runway lights.
- Danville Regional Airport: $172,222 to rehabilitate an apron.
- Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport: $1,189,592 in federal funds for lighting system repairs to ensure safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions. In addition, the airport will receive another $489,000 in funds for runway rehabilitation.
- Lynchburg Regional Airport: $2,082,588 in federal funds to construct an apron.
- Hampton Roads Executive Airport: $665,445 in federal funds to rehabilitate a taxiway.
- Norfolk International Airport: $5,143,782 in federal funds to rehabilitate a taxiway.
- Accomack County Airport: $83,333 in federal funds to construct a taxiway.