7 airports in Virginia receive more than $ 10 million in federal funding, including Lynchburg and Danville
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have 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 provided under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which supports infrastructure improvement projects at airports across the country. Part of the funding also comes from American rescue plan, which is supported by Warner and Kaine.
“With the COVID-19 crisis almost in the rear view mirror and families starting to plan their summer getaways, we are pleased to see that these funds are directed towards improving security at Commonwealth airports,”
Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Federal funding of $ 10,575,962 is broken down below:
- Tazewell County Airport: $ 750,000 in federal funds for the repair of the runway lights.
- Danville Regional Airport: $ 172,222 to rehabilitate an apron.
- Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport: $ 1,189,592 in federal funds for the repair of the lighting system to ensure the safety of aerodrome operations in low visibility conditions. In addition, the airport will receive another $ 489,000 in funds for the rehabilitation of tracks.
- Lynchburg Regional Airport: $ 2,082,588 in federal funds for the construction of an apron.
- Hampton Roads Executive Airport: $ 665,445 in federal funds to rehabilitate a traffic lane.
- Norfolk International Airport: $ 5,143,782 in federal funds to rehabilitate a traffic lane.
- Accomack County Airport: $ 83,333 in federal funds for the construction of a traffic lane.