Division of Aviation Awards Nearly $1.5 Million to Burlington-Alamance County Regional Airport for Runway Extension Project Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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 $1,481,781 in federal block grant funds to Burlington-Alamance County Regional Airport for a capital improvement project.

The funds will be used for paving and adding lighting to the airport’s 1,400-foot runway extension project. This project will allow the larger corporate aviation aircraft using the airport easier and safer access the facility, as well as increase the pavement strength to extend the infrastructure health of the airport.  

These funds came from a $22.8 million Federal Aviation Administration block grant the Division of Aviation received at the end of September 2011 and will administer. The Division is awarding multiple sub grants through the program to general aviation airports across the state for a variety of capital improvement projects.

Burlington-Alamance County Regional Airport has an approximate $46 million a year total impact on North Carolina and supports nearly 300 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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