NCDOT Funds Improvements at Two North Carolina Airports

NCDOT Funds Improvements at Two North Carolina Airports

The N.C. Board of Transportation (NCDOT) has approved state funds totaling $432,000 for projects that help improve safety and customer service at two North Carolina airports. The board approved the funds during its April 8 meeting.

The funds the N.C. Board of Transportation approved are:

  • $27,000 in additional state funds for land acquisition for the Runway 6 approach at Columbus County Municipal Airport in Whiteville,
  • $405,000 in additional state funds for underground fuel farm closure, removal and replacement at Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport.

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 $61 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, according to the 2021 State of Aviation report. They support 373,000 jobs, generate more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than $15 billion in personal income.

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Pictured: Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport.

The airport funds awarded will be distributed by the NCDOT Division of Aviation, and do not necessarily represent the total cost of a project.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is one of North Carolina’s largest state government agencies, with morethan 14,000 employees. NCDOT works hard to provide high-quality transportation for travelers throughout NorthCarolina, including highways, rail, aviation, ferries, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and public transit.

This article was originally published by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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