Roanoke airport to receive more than $4 million in federal funding

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive millions to fund rehabilitation of the airport's existing terminal.

United States Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced the airport will receive $4,242,708 in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. The money was made available through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program.

"The safety of Virginia travelers is the top priority of our airports and the FAA," said Sen. Warner. "These funds will help renovate the infrastructure that Virginia airports rely on to provide flyers with safe and reliable facilities."

The AIP provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports that are significant to national air transportation.