WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced that eight Virginia airports will receive $13,260,486 in funds from the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help enhance new and existing infrastructure. The airports receiving funding serve the following Virginia cities: Charlottesville, Culpeper, Danville, Farmville, Mattaponi, Melfa, Quinton, and Roanoke.
“We’re pleased to announce this funding to help Virginia airports improve their infrastructure,” said the Senators. “These grants will support our local airports as they work to make travel easier for Virginians.”
• Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will receive a grant of $3,690,181 to expand an apron.
• Culpeper Regional Airport will receive a grant of $330,400 to remove obstructions.
• Danville Regional Airport will receive a grant of $3,553,544 to rehabilitate an apron.
• Farmville Regional Airport will receive a grant of $3,437,861 to rehabilitate a runway as well as reconstruct its lighting.
• Middle Peninsula Regional Airport will receive a grant of $1,624,500 to rehabilitate a taxiway.
• Accomack County Airport will receive a grant of $94,500 to rehabilitate an apron.
• New Kent County Airport will receive a grant of $300,000 to conduct an environmental study.
• Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive a grant of $229,500 to reconstruct airfield guidance signs, reconstruct runway lighting, and reconstruct taxiway lighting.
This funding was granted through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), a program that provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports that are significant to national air transportation.