Funds approved for Currituck County Regional Airport improvement
by Think Currituck, on 12/2/20 1:38 PM
The N.C. Board of Transportation approved $675,000 in additional state construction funds to rehabilitate the north aircraft apron pavement at Currituck County Regional Airport.
During its November meeting, the board also approved state and federal grants for safety and airfield improvement projects at four other North Carolina airports.
The $6.6 million in state and federal funding will help airports increase capacity, attract new jobs and businesses, and improve the safety of the pilots and passengers.
According to an NCDOT report, the Currituck County Regional Airport creates 55 jobs, $2.8 million in personal income and $398,000 in state and local tax revenue. The airport's total economic output is $8,620,000.
In addition to the funds for Currituck County, the grants will also provide:
$3,285,000 in federal apportionment funds for the construction of a partial parallel taxiway and apron modifications at Ashe County Airport
$135,000 in additional state funds for culvert rehabilitation at Burlington-Alamance Airport
$2,250,000 in additional state construction funds for the Phase II rehabilitation of the aircraft apron pavement at Dare County Regional Airport
$280,000 in additional State Transportation Improvement Program design funds for the taxiway over Interstate 73 at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
Here are some quick facts about North Carolina airports:
North Carolina’s 72 public airports serve as vital economic engines connecting people and business enterprises with the world.
Airports and aviation-related industries contribute more than $52 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, according to the 2019 State of Aviation report.
They support 307,000 jobs, generate more than $2.2 billion in state and local tax revenue and provide more than $12.6 billion in personal income.