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27 Virginia Airports Awarded $6.54 Million to Fund 40 Projects

The Virginia Aviation Board awarded more than $6.54 million to 27 airports across the Commonwealth. The money will be used to fund 40 projects that will improve the airports and the services they provide.

“Public-use airports in Virginia are vital to the success of any region’s economic development efforts,” said Rod Hall, chairman of the Virginia Aviation Board.  “Our investment in these 27 airports will only help the communities they serve.”

The airport receiving the most funding in this award cycle is Danville Regional Airport, which was awarded more than $1.1 million for taxiway and hangar site development projects.  Other large projects include: more than $1 million to support runway, taxiway and apron rehabilitation projects at Gordonsville Municipal Airport; $872,000 for runway rehabilitation and grading at Lake Country Regional Airport; $480,000 for runway rehabilitation at Lonesome Pine Airport; and $464,000 for runway extension at Stafford Regional Airport.

Mark Flynn, director of the Virginia Department of Aviation, said, “We had a terrific mix of small, medium and large improvement projects that went before the Board of Aviation.  And the $6.54 million the Board approved is one of the largest awards ever to support general aviation regional, community and local service airports in Virginia.”

Aviation is a $23 billion economic engine that employs more than 146,000 people and pays more than $7.7 billion in wages across the 66 public-use airports in Virginia. 

AirportProject DescriptionVAB ActionAmount
 Region 1 – J. Jack Kennedy Jr.  
Blue Ridge Regional AirportLand Acquisition Services Runway 13 RPZ/Part 77 – BRIDGE LOANApproved$33,947.00
Lonesome Pine AirportRunway 6-24 Rehabilitation (Construction)Approved$480,000.00
New River Valley AirportMaster Plan UpdateApproved$40,000.00
 Parking Lot Rehabilitation (Design/Construction)Approved$86,882.00
 Taxiway Crack Seal (Construction)Approved$2,960.00
Tazewell County AirportT-Hangar Site Preparation (Construction)Approved$400,000.00
Twin County AirportBox Hangar Site Preparation (Environmental Reimbursement & Design)Approved$48,000.00
Virginia Highlands AirportRunway 6-24 Extension – Phase 5 (Embankment Season 3) (Construction)Approved$334,000.00
Virginia Tech – MontgomeryAdditional Security CamerasApproved$3,442.00
Executive AirportRunway 12-30 Extension – Land Acquisition – Phase 3Approved$57,777.00
 Runway 12-30 Extension – Phase 2 (Construction) – INCREASEApproved$81,517.53
 Region 2 – Victoria Cox  
Bridgewater Air ParkRunway/Taxiways Crackseal, Sealcoat, and Re-Marking (Design)Approved$16,800.00
Front Royal-Warren County AirportTerminal Roof Replacement (Design)Approved$3,198.00
Gordonsville Municipal AirportRunway, Taxiway & Apron Rehabilitation (Construction)Approved$1,056,101.00
Luray Caverns AirportTerminal Building (Design)Approved$144,000.00
 Terminal Site Preparation (Design)Approved$60,000.00
AirportProject DescriptionVAB ActionAmount
 Region 3 – Derek M. Hardwick  
Culpeper Regional AirportStormwater Pollution Prevention Plan & Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan UpdatesApproved$15,936.38
Manassas Regional AirportAccess Roads/Parking Lot – Pavement Mill/Replace/RestripeApproved$85,186.00
 Master Plan UpdateApproved$48,000.00
Stafford Regional AirportRunway Extension – Phase 2 (Construction)Approved$464,000.00
Winchester Regional AirportTerminal Area Site Preparation – Phase 2 (Design)Approved$195,200.00
 Terminal Building (Design)Approved$231,000.00
 Region 4 – Alan C. Abbott  
Hanover County MunicipalRunway 16 RemarkingApproved$8,400.00
AirportRunway 16/34 Rehabilitation (Design)Approved$32,000.00
 Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan Update N/A
Richmond Executive –Airfield Drive Rehabilitation (Design)Approved$80,800.00
Chesterfield County AirportFueling System (Demolition) and Fueling Truck Parking Area (Construction)Approved$200,000.00
 Region 5 – Maggie Ragon  
Crewe Municipal AirportTerminal Building Roof RepairsApproved$5,980.00
Danville Regional AirportTaxiway ‘H’ Widening and Hangar Site Development (Construction)Approved$1,122,101.00
 Terminal Building Renovation (Design)Approved$55,922.00
Dinwiddie County AirportRunway Crack SealApproved$18,644.00
Farmville Regional AirportMaintenance Equipment Storage Building – Replacement (Construction)Approved$88,476.00
 Region 6 –  TBD  
Lake Country Regional Airport






Runway Rehabilitation & RSA Grading (Construction) – Phase 3Approved$872,000.00
 Region 7 – Vanessa Christie  
Accomack County AirportFuel Truck Containment Area – Environmental Coordination (CatEx)Approved$12,800.00
 Runway 21 Turnaround (Design)Approved$6,000.00
 Wetland Credits Reallocation – Runway 21 Turnaround (Design)ApprovedN/A

(scope change)

Hampton Roads ExecutiveTaxiway Asphalt Repair (Patching, Milling, Crack Fill)Approved$15,447.00
AirportWest Apron Taxiways Rehabilitation (Construction)Approved$40,000.00
Hummel FieldAirport Layout Plan UpdateApproved$35,990.00
Middle Peninsula Regional   
AirportPavement Repair (Runway, Taxiway, Fuel Farm, Apron, Parking Lot, and Hangar)Approved$24,035.00
Williamsburg-Jamestown AirportT-Hangar #2 Site Preparation (Design)Approved$36,800.00
 Total Allocated  



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