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Texas Transportation Commission OKs Funds for Airport Projects

Tue June 18, 2019 - West Edition #13
Texas Department of Transportation


This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.

The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $500,000 for the Hale County Airport. The funds will be used as reimbursement for the acquisition of a hangar.

The project is being funded through the city of Plainview, Hale County and the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system, including the Hale County Airport.

The Commission also approved approximately $550,000 for Menard County Airport.

The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which include design and construction of pavement improvements

A project consultant began work this winter.

Project costs will be funded through Hale and Menard Count and the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system.

This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.

Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.