Division of Aviation Awards $304,347 to Lumberton Municipal Airport for Runway Project Monday, October 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 $304,347 in State Aid to Airports funds to Lumberton Municipal Airport for a capital improvement project.

The airport will be acquiring land and clearing obstructions in the vicinity of its runway.  This work will allow aircraft a safer area to land and take off from 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.

Lumberton Regional Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate $6.1 million a year cumulative impact on North Carolina and supports more than 40 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic impact study.

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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