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Braxton County Airport Receives $113,000 Grant Improvements

Earlier this week U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced resources from several federal agencies for projects that will bolster health services, economic development, infrastructure, academic and defense research, park improvement efforts, and energy projects across West Virginia. One of the grants was awarded to the Braxton County Airport.
The funding comes from the Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Grants (AIGs) to airports across West Virginia to conduct improvements and repairs at the facilities.
“Airports across West Virginia, especially in rural areas, provide critical access for residents across our state to connect with other parts of the country,” Senator Capito said. “These grants will help West Virginia airports make the necessary repairs and improvements that will assist them as they continue to serve Mountain State residents.”
Local representatives from Braxton County Airport stated that the $113,000 would likely be used to upgrade the AWOS (Automated Weather Observation System) as well as other facility improvements.