Local airports receive federal funds for improvements

Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced the allocation of over $44 million in federal funding for Virginia’s airports.

The funds were made available through the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2023 Airport Improvement Program and will support airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings.

Some of those funds will be distributed to airports in the Shenandoah Valley including the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and the Front Royal-Warren County Airport as well as nearby Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport received the second most funds of Virginia airports, with $7.5 million to be used towards runway rehabilitation.

Front Royal- Warren County Airport was allocated $325,000 to conduct an airport related environmental assessment.

The $7.3 million dispersed to Reagan will be used to reconstruct a runway and rehabilitate runway lighting.

These funds are in addition to the $4.2 million awarded to Virginia’s airports last month and $29.4 million earlier this year through the bipartisan infrastructure law.

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