July 25, 2018

Warner & Kaine Announce More Than $12 Million For Airport Improvements In Virginia

~ Includes Airports in Culpeper, Halifax, Henry, and Washington Counties ~

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced a total of $12,223,523 in federal funding for four airports in Virginia. The funding, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation, will support efforts to extend, rehabilitate, and reconstruct a taxiway and runways at Virginia Highlands, Culpeper Regional, William M. Tuck, and Blue Ridge Airports.

“We are thrilled to announce funding to support airports in Virginia so they can make important improvements to their infrastructure. We know these grant dollars will help these airports continue to offer good service, attract business and tourism, and ensure the best travel experience for Virginians,” Warner and Kaine said.

The following airports will receive funding:

  • $4,311,000 for Virginia Highlands Airport in Washington County to extend its runway.
  • $1,050,000 for Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper County to rehabilitate its taxiway.
  • $1,756,465 for William M. Tuck Airport in Halifax County to rehabilitate its runway.
  • $5,106,058 for Blue Ridge Airport in Henry County to reconstruct its runway.

The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program within the Department of Transportation (DoT). The program supports projects that improve airport infrastructure. Warner and Kaine have long fought for funding for Virginia’s airports and pushed back against the Trump Administration’s suggested budget cuts to DoT to ensure that critical upgrades like these can happen. The Senate is expected to consider a long-term FAA reauthorization measure in the coming weeks that would provide increased funding certainty to allow for further aviation infrastructure investment.

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