10 airports to receive $12.2M for upgrades

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The North Carolina Board of Transportation has approved a total of $12.2 million in state and federal funding for 10 airports.

The Ashe County Airport will get $350,000 to acquire land and existing hangars, while the Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field will get $2 million for terminal building repairs.

The Mount Airy-Surry County Airport is set to receive $480,000 for design and preliminary engineering on a new apron and new hangars, and the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (Ocean Isle Beach) will get $1.20 million for land acquisition, including rights-of-way and utilities, and preliminary engineering on an expanded runway protection zone.

Meanwhile, $500,000 will go to the Piedmont-Triad International Airport for a taxiway over future I-73, $3.80 million to the Plymouth Municipal Airport for construction of a parallel taxiway and related permitting, $37,000 to the Siler City Municipal Airport for preliminary design of navigation easements and obstruction clearing, $1.74 million to the Stanly County Airport for 120-inch pipe rehabilitation, $1.85 million to the Statesville Regional Airport for the construction of an eastside parallel taxiway, and $256,360 to the Tri-County Airport (Aulander) for vault relocation.

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