The Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon, Va., is receiving a federal grant for improvements. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $4.85 million to the airport to be used to build a runway extension.
U.S. Sec. of Transportation Elaine Chao has announced that the Dept. of Transportation will award $7.7 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to a dozen airports in Mississippi. Gulfport-Biloxi Intl. Airport will receive $2.5 million to fund airport drainage improvements, taxiway rehabilitation, equipment acquisition and terminal building renovation.
The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport will be receiving over $660,000 in federal funding after being announced with other airports in the state as a part of the Airport Improvement Program. The grant will fund renovations to the terminal and fund installation of a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI).
Sawyer International Airport in Michigan is getting a $400,500 federal grant to pay for airport safety and infrastructure upgrades. Sawyer Intl. will use the money for runway and taxiway projects in addition to renovating a sand and chemical storage building, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced.
The U.S. Dept. of Transportation will award $26.5 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 17 airports in Montana. This investment in Montana’s airports is part of a recent $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports.