Division of Aviation Awards $463,500 to Clinton-Sampson County Airport for Taxiway, Apron Improvements Wednesday, May 16, 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 $463,500 in State Aid to Airports funds to Clinton-Sampson County Airport for capital improvement projects.

The funds will be used to help pay to repave both the parallel taxiway and aircraft parking apron areas. This project is similar to the repair and repaving that occurs on statewide secondary roads. This will extend the infrastructure health of the airport.   

The State Aid to Airports Program is NCDOT’s basic airport aid program. This program provides funds for the purpose of planning, acquiring, constructing or improving municipal, county and other publicly owned or controlled airports, and to authorize related programs of aviation safety, promotions and long-range planning. The Division will be awarding multiple grants through the program to general aviation airports across the state for a variety of capital improvement projects.

Clinton-Sampson County Airport has an approximate $4.9 million a year cumulative total impact on North Carolina and supports more than 29 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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