DANVILLE, Va. – A Danville airport will receive over $1.2 million to be used for improvements, thanks to federal funding.
On Thursday, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced over $13 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements at Virginia airports, which includes extending runways, rehabilitating aprons, and improving taxiway lighting.
“Our airports are essential to both our local economies and to helping Virginians get where they need to go,” the senators said. “We are pleased to see the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continue to upgrade Virginia airports and help ensure they’ll be meet our communities’ needs well into the future.”
The Danville Regional Airport will receive $1,267,030 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway, according to the release.
The release said the remaining funds will be distributed as follows:
- $6,337,500 for Virginia Highlands Airport in Abingdon to extend its runway
- $1,978,800 for Suffolk Executive Airport in Suffolk to rehabilitate the apron
- $1,298,192 for Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field in Manassas to reconstruct taxiway lighting and rehabilitate its taxiway
- $1,267,030 for Danville Regional Airport in Danville to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway
- $1,236,090 for Chesapeake Regional Airport in Chesapeake to rehabilitate runway and taxiway lighting
- $1,122,600 for Richmond Executive Airport in Chesterfield County to rehabilitate the apron