RALEIGH - As part of the N.C. Department of Transportation's ongoing commitment to improving aviation in North Carolina, the N.C. Division of Aviation awarded $3.2 million in federal State Aid to Airports funds to the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport for capital improvements.
The funding includes $620,000 for a taxiway lighting rehabilitation project, and $2.6 million to reimburse the cost of site prep for a 1,400 foot runway extension.
The State Aid to Airports Program is NCDOT's basic airport aid program. This program provides funds for the purpose of planning, acquiring, constructing or improving municipal, county and other publicly owned or controlled airports, and to authorize related programs of aviation safety, promotions and long-range planning.
Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport is a general aviation facility that has an approximate $71.8 million a year impact on North Carolina and supports more than 550 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic impact study.