Government, The Braxton Democrat

Braxton Among WV Airports to Receive $1.8 million in Grants

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this week announced that $1,896,150 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had been approved for improvements at seven West Virginia airports. The funding is made possible by FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Braxton County Airport is in line to receive $304,971 of those funds.
“I am pleased DOT is investing more than $1.8 million to improve safety and efficiency at seven of our airports across West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia’s airports are our gateways to the rest of the world, and these investments will boost local tourism and spur economic development. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support transportation hubs across the Mountain State.”
In Braxton County the funding will to toward construction, extension and improvement of safety areas.
In addition to Braxton County the following WV Airports will also receive funding: $626,202 – Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport: obstruction/marking/lighting; $320,206 – Logan County Airport: rehabilitate Taxi Lane; $210,606 – Fairmont Municipal Airport: seal taxiway pavement surface/pavement joints; $167,714 – Grant County Airport: install weather reporting equipment; $150,000 – Upshur County Regional Airport: construct/modify/improve/rehabilitate hangar; $116,451 – Mercer County Airport: install airfield guidance signs.