RALEIGH — As part of the N.C. Department of
Transportation’s ongoing commitment to improving aviation in North Carolina,
the N.C. Division of Aviation awarded $1.85 million in Federal Block Grant funds
to Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem for a taxiway improvement project.
project will replace the primary pavement leading to the current hangars in the
corporate aviation area. The work will consist of grading, patching and
overlaying the current pavement. This
project will extend the infrastructure health of the airport for many years and
will provide for safe entrance and exit in the area.
of this pavement is critical to the corporate end user of the airport,” said
NCDOT Director of Aviation Richard Walls. “It is a high-priority project for
the airport and NCDOT.”
funds came from a $22,758,301 Federal Aviation Administration block grant that
the Division of Aviation received at the end of September 2011. The DOA will be
programming this grant out into multiple sub grants to general aviation
airports across the state for a variety of capital improvement projects.
Reynolds Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate $137 million
a year cumulative total impact on North Carolina and supports more than 1,100
jobs, based on a 2006 statewide economic impact study.
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office
in 2009, the Division of Aviation has awarded more than $125 million in funding
to state airports. These funds enable airports across the state to provide
improvements that support economic development and job opportunities.
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