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.
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.
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
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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