Four airports in Virginia, in the US, are to receive federal funding totalling $12,223,523 for runway investment.

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced the funding, which will be awarded through the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Programme, and will support efforts to extend, rehabilitate and reconstruct runways and a taxiway at the four airports.

Blue Ridge Airport, an FBO and public use airport in Henry County, is to receive $5,106,058 in funding to reconstruct its runway.

Virginia Highlands Airport in Washington County, which serves the business and general aviation community, is to receive $4,311,000 to extend its runway.

Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper County will receive $1,050,000 to rehabilitate its taxiway and William M. Tuck Airport in Halifax County will receive $1,756,465 in funding to rehabilitate its runway.

In a statement, Warner and Kaine said: “We are thrilled to announce funding to support airports in Virginia so they can make important improvements to their infrastructure. We know these grant dollars will help these airports continue to offer good service, attract business and tourism, and ensure the best travel experience for Virginians.”

Written by: Kimberley Young

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