DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced Friday more than $2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve infrastructure at six Virginia airports, including the New River Valley Airport in Dublin.
“We are glad to see these federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan being put to good use,” said the senators. “This funding will enable the Commonwealth’s airports to continue supporting travelers and encourage economic opportunities for the surrounding regions.”
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 — which Warner and Kaine voted to pass in March — included significant funding to help Virginia’s airports continue delivering crucial supplies to the Commonwealth.
According to a statement from Kaine’s office on Friday, July 2, the $2,168,854 in federal funding is divided among the following six airports:
- Franklin Regional Airport will receive a $200,000 grant to repair 4,000 feet of various taxiway surfaces; 28,000 square yards of the existing apron surface; and 2,900 feet of the existing North Taxiway surface to extend the pavement’s useful life.
- Leesburg Executive Airport will receive a $166,666 grant to restore 46,000 square yards of the existing south terminal apron.
- Dinwiddie County Airport and Industrial Authority in Petersburg will receive a $300,000 grant to update the airport’s master plan and airport layout plan to help better address issues and goals for future development.
- Hanover County Municipal Airport in Ashland will receive a $388,888 grant to restore 5,402 feet of an existing runway.
- Lee County Airport in Jonesville will receive a $613,300 grant to restore 5,003 feet of runway and 6,440 feet of the existing parallel and connector taxiways.
- New River Valley Airport in Dublin will receive a $500,000 grant to update the airport’s master plan and airport layout plan to help better address issues and goals for future development.
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