Oct. 03--Lynchburg Regional Airport has received a $4.17 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for rehabilitation, relocation and expansion planned for taxiways and aprons.
The project is phase two of the airport's airfield pavement rehabilitation -- a $5.8 million effort -- and will include the construction of a new midfield connector taxiway and the reconstruction and realignment of several taxiways serving the general aviation area, according to a release from the airport.
The grant, from the federal Airport Improvement Program, covers 90 percent of the $4.64 million price tag for the second phase. The rest will come from Virginia Department of Aviation entitlement funds.
Earlier this week, Airport Director Mark Courtney said the grant money would not be affected by the government shutdown and still should be distributed as planned.
Work on the project is expected to start this month, with completion expected by next summer.
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