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Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:14

Halifax-Northampton airport to receive $225K in funding

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Halifax-Northampton Regional Airport is one of 27 facilities in the state approved to receive improvement funds.

The state Department of Transportation said in a statement the airport is slated to receive $225,000 to update its layout plan.

Specifics of the plan were not immediately available from DOT, the county or the airport. The matter is scheduled to be discussed at the airport authority’s meeting Tuesday.

The state Board of Transportation approved $24.7 million in funding at its July meeting to provide improvements such as better runway lighting, new fuel tanks and safer taxiways.

North Carolina airports serve as a vital economic engine connecting people and business enterprises with the world, DOT said in the statement. “They are among the primary economic drivers in their local communities.”

Other projects the board approved include:

  • $903,240 to install phase II of perimeter fencing at Anson County Airport - Jeff Cloud Field.
  • $390,600 to update the airport layout plan at Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport.
  • $526,000 to rehabilitate pavement at the aircraft apron in the Fixed Base Operation area at Clinton-Sampson County Airport.
  • $426,600 to rehabilitate pavement on the north apron and $323,100 to update the airport layout plan at Currituck County Regional Airport.
  • $155,000 to acquire land to clear obstructions from the runway approach, $306,000 to install security fencing around the terminal area and $321,300 to update the airport layout plan at Columbus County Municipal Airport.
  • $585,000 to rehabilitate apron pavement to match the current strength of the runway and taxiways and $361,800 to update the airport layout plan at Dare County Regional Airport.
  • $180,000 to update the airport layout plan at Duplin County Airport.
  • $513,333 to construct a new hangar access road and $438,435 to reconstruct hangar taxilane pavement at Foothills Regional Airport (Morganton).
  • $2,484,000 for rehabilitation of the runway pavement at Henderson-Oxford Airport.
  • $1,269,176 to prepare the site for a future Fixed based Operation and maintenance facility, and $325,800 to update the airport layout plan at Johnston County Airport
  • $315,000 to obstructions to the Runway 23 approach and $531,236 to rehabilitate the general aviation apron pavement at Kinston Regional Jetport-Stallings Field.
  • $610,000 to include Taxiway G in an active rehabilitation of Taxiway F at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport.
  • $486,000 to replace outdated glideslope instruments at Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (Salisbury).
  • $1,344,600 to rehabilitate taxiway pavement and $672,916 to complete environmental mitigation at Mount Airy Surry County Airport.
  • $209,000 for design of a full parallel taxiway at Mount Olive Municipal Airport.
  • $288,000 to update the airport layout plan at Northeastern Regional Airport (Edenton).
  • $513,000 to remove Runway 6 obstructions at Person County Airport.
  • $296,100 to complete purchasing of land within the Runway Protection Zones at Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport.
  • $1,440,000 to rehabilitate the runway and taxiway lighting at Stanly County Airport.
  • $675,000 to replace the existing runway electronic approach localizer and glideslope guidance system at Statesville Regional Airport.
  • $1,521,000 to rehabilitate airfield lighting at Triangle North Executive Airport (Louisburg).
  • $2,828,700 to rehabilitate the taxiway and runway, and design and rehabilitate the aircraft apron pavement at Warren field (Washington).
  • $326,785 to reimburse for land purchased and $2,922,750 for future construction of four new hangars and construction of a new apron and taxiway at Wayne Executive Jetport.

Airports and aviation-related industries contribute more than $31 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, according to a 2016 report.

There are 123,400 airport-related jobs in the state. The NCDOT Division of Aviation is responsible for airport and aviation system planning and development, and provides funding to local communities for constructing and improving airports throughout the state.

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