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 $2.7 million in State Aid to Airports funds
to Laurinburg-Maxton Airport in Maxton for a capital improvement project.
funds will be used to rehabilitate the airport’s primary taxiway. Portions of
the existing concrete pavement serving the primary runway, which was built
during World War II, will be replaced with new pavement. The
taxiway was rated as "failing" on the Division of Aviation's Pavement
Condition Index that looks at existing pavement conditions in order to make
improvement recommendations based on safety and need.
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
Airport has an approximate $42.8 million a year cumulative impact on North
Carolina and supports more than 510 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office
in 2009, the Division of Aviation has awarded more than $150 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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