The Federal Aviation Administration is planning five new airport improvement projects that will ramp up infrastructure and create new jobs.
The $9 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are newly available because of underbidding on other airport projects nationwide. So far, $1.3 billion has been committed to airport improvements.
“These additional Recovery Act dollars are giving airports that serve a wide range of communities the chance to make needed improvements that wouldn’t otherwise be possible,” said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. “Safe and modernized airports will benefit these local economies for years to come.”
Babbitt made the announcement at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W. Va., which will receive $2.58 million of the additional funds for terminal upgrades and a passenger walkway.
Other airports to benefit from newly paved runways, modern terminals and more include MBS International Airport servicing Midland-Bay City-Saginaw, Mich; Killeen Skylark Field in Killeen, Texas; Burlington International Airport in Burlington, V.T.; and Avi Suquilla Airport in Parker, Ariz.