$17 million in infrastructure grants allocated for NC airports

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The federal government will grant $17 million in infrastructure funding for North Carolina airports, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao said in a news release.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $986 million in airport infrastructure grants nationally, the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the United States.

Within North Carolina, these airports will receive grants:

  • Asheville Regional – $5,319,909 – grant funds will be used to expand aircraft parking area, provide security enhancements and acquire snow removal equipment.
  • Concord-Padgett Regional – $5,161,958 – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate an aircraft parking area.
  • Piedmont Triad International, Greensboro – $500,000 – grant funds will be used to update Airport Master Plan Study.
  • Pitt-Greenville – $3,406,185 – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate and expand aircraft parking area.
  • North Carolina State Block, Raleigh – $2,400,000 – grant funds will be used for non-primary airport development projects.

“This significant investment in airport improvements in North Carolina will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” Chao said in a statement.

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals, according to the press release.

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