The North Carolina Board of Transportation has approved more than $27 million in state and federal funds for projects to improve safety and customer service at 13 airports. The board approved the funds during its Sept. 2 meeting.
Funded projects include:
- $315,000 in state funds to create bid documents and demolish a structure in the runway approach at Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo;
- $60,000 in additional state funds for the industrial airpark development project at Duplin County Airport in Kenansville;
- $5.32 million in state funds to rehabilitate the runway and replace the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) system at Hyde County Airport in Englehard;
- $180,000 in state funds to design a new above-ground fuel farm at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport;
- $2.7 million in state funds for site preparations for a new development area at Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport;
- $4.5 million in state funds to complete the parallel taxiway for Runway 23 at Lumberton Regional Airport;
- $900,000 in state funds to construct a new fuel farm at Macon County Airport in Franklin;
- $36,000 in state funds for the design and bid of the parallel taxiway at Martin County Airport in Williamston;
- $360,000 in state funds to rehabilitate the crosswind runway at Michael J. Smith Field in Beaufort;
- $1.38 million in state funds to complete the full parallel taxiway at Mount Airy/Surry County Airport;
- $4.77 million in state funds to construct new, and improve existing, taxi lanes at Raleigh Executive Jetport in Sanford;
- $766,912 in state funds to purchase land in the runway protection zone at Statesville Regional Airport;
- $3.77 million in state funds for rehabilitation of the runway, taxiway and apron at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg;
- $2 million in federal funds for apron expansion and taxilane rehabilitation at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg.
The funds awarded will be distributed by the NCDOT Division of Aviation, and do not necessarily represent the total cost of a project.