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Friday, August 31, 2012

FAA to Give $10 Million Grant to Danville Airport

FAA on Thursday announced a $10 million grant to restore a runway at Danville Regional Airport in Danville, Va.

The grant will provide new runway markings, signage, grooves for better aircraft traction and new runway edge lighting for Runway 2/20.

“One of our key priorities is to ensure that our nation’s airports are properly maintained,” said U.S. Transportation Ray LaHood. “This grant will ensure that the Danville Regional Airport continues to operate safely.”

FAA said the restoration project will begin in September and will likely be completed by November 2013.

“The Danville Regional Airport and its users will benefit from these important safety enhancements for years to come,” said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

The Danville grant is the latest grant announced from the FAA as part of the Airport Improvement Program. FAA recently announced grants for airports in Idaho and Washington state

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