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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $4.5 Million in Federal Funds for Improvements at Two Virginia Airports

DOT grants will provide funding to improve infrastructure and increase safety standards at airports in Richmond, Culpeper

Jul 14 2017

WASHINGTON— Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced two Virginia airports will receive a total of $4,740,000 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These grants will provide funding for Richmond International Airport and Culpeper Regional Airport to rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of their facilities.

“This funding will help our local airports continue to prioritize the delivery of quality services to their flyers while providing passengers with added safety for their travel,” the Senators said. “As Virginia airports balance the challenges of maintaining and enhancing critical infrastructure at their facilities, these grants will assist the Richmond and Culpeper regions in continuing to meet the needs of their travelers.”

Projects and amounts are listed below:

  • Richmond International Airport - $4,590,000. This project will fund the completion of the reconstruction of 3,600 feet of the existing Taxiway L pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.
  • Culpeper Regional Airport - $150,000. This project will fund the installation of an apron lighting system to enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.