Division of Aviation Awards $260,000 to Mount Airy-Surry County Airport for Utility Relocation Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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 $260,000 in State Aid to Airports funds to the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport to relocate utilities along Holly Springs Road in preparation for a runway extension project.

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.

Mount Airy-Surry County Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate $222 million a year impact on North Carolina and supports more than 1,940 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic impact study.

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