Virginia Aviation Board awards $6.5 million to airports in the Commonwealth

Virginia Aviation Board awards $6.5 million to airports in the Commonwealth

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The Virginia Aviation Board allocated $6.5 million last week to 21 public-use airports for general aviation enhancements across the state.

The allocations are on par with previous allocations reported by AFP in 2021 ($6.54 million), 2020 ($8.21 million) and 2018 ($4.94 million). In 2019, $22 million was allocated to support Virginia airports.

Thirty one projects received funding at last week’s quarterly meeting with the largest allocations going to a runway extension at Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Martinsville and a hangar and taxi-lane rehabilitation project at Leesburg Executive Airport in Northern Virginia.

Virginia Aviation Board allocations

Blue Ridge Regional Airport (Martinsville)

  • $1,200,000.00: Runway Extension (Road Relocation) – Phase 1 (Construction) (Non-AIP)
  • $667,772.00: Box Hangar Site Preparation (Design/Construction)
  • $108,208.17: Route 698 Relocation & Apron Expansion (Construction)
  • $22,222.00: Runway Extension – Phase 3 (Design)

Bridgewater Air Park (Bridgewater)

  • $424,000.00: Runway Lighting Rehabilitation (Construction)

Brookneal Campbell County Airport (Gladys)

  • $20,800.00: T-Hangar Site Preparation (Environmental Coordination)

Chesapeake Regional Airport (Chesapeake)

  • $270,465.00: Runway, Taxiway, and Apron Crack Seal & Re-Marking (Construction)
  • $16,868.00: Replacement Terminal Building Furniture

Dinwiddie County Airport (Petersburg)

  • $13,600.00: Pavement Crack Seal / Seal Coat / Environmental Coordination (Design/Construction)

Front Royal-Warren County Airport (Front Royal)

  • $24,000.00: Environmental Coordination – Obstruction Removal & Hangar Site Preparation

Hampton Roads Executive Airport (Chesapeake)

  • $25,896.00: West Apron Hangar Site Preparation (Construction)

Ingalls Field (Hot Springs)

  • $68,800.00: Terminal Building Conceptual Study & Preliminary Engineering (Design)
  • $25,760.00: Master Plan Update
  • $18,800.00: Pavement Crack Seal / Re-marking / Environmental Coordination (Construction)

Lake Country Regional Airport (Clarksville)

  • $4,400.00: East and West Side Runway Obstruction Survey and Removal (Construction)

Leesburg Executive Airport (Leesburg)

  • $1,640,000.00: Hangars A, B, C & D Taxilane Rehabilitation (Construction)
  • $471,200.00: South Terminal Apron Rehabilitation (Construction)

Louisa County Airport (Louisa)

  • $35,796.00: 2022 John Deere 5115M Tractor
  • $10,899.00: Flex-Wing Mower

Lunenburg County Airport (Kenbridge)

  • $719,935.00: Runway 2-20 Rehabilitation (Construction)
  • $205,925.00: Apron Rehabilitation (Construction)

New Kent County Airport (Quinton)

  • $492.00: Airport Entrance Signage (Construction)

New River Valley Airport (Dublin)

  • $10,208.00: Partial Parallel Taxiway (Environmental Coordination)

Orange County Airport (Orange)

  • $3,547.00: Electrical Vault Fencing (Construction)

Richmond Executive – Chesterfield County Airport (Chesterfield)

  • $38,880.04: Zero-Turn Mowers (2)

Stafford Regional Airport (Fredericksburg)

  • $77,652.00: Runway 15 Extension (Construction Overrun) (Non-AIP)
  • $26,633.00: Runway 15 Extension (Construction Overrun) (AIP)

Tappahannock-Essex County Airport (Tappahannock)

  • $240,000.00: Parallel Taxiway Extension (Construction)

Twin County Airport (Hillsville)

  • $24,000.00: Runway Rehabilitation & Taxiway Relocation (Environmental & Design)

Virginia Tech – Montgomery Executive Airport (Blacksburg)

  • $1,360.00: Purchase Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Wakefield Municipal Airport (Wakefield)

  • $96,000.00: Airfield Pavement Crack Seal, Seal Coat & Marking (Construction)

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Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.