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14 Virginia Airports Awarded $4.55 Million

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2019
Contact: John W. Campbell, Jr., 804-236-3631,

Richmond— The Virginia Aviation Board awarded more than $4.55 million to 14 airports across the Commonwealth. The money will be used to fund 18 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 14 airports will only help the communities they serve.”

The airport receiving the most funding in this award cycle is Lake Country Regional Airport, which was awarded more than $1.1 million for two runway rehabilitation and safety projects.  Other large projects include: $941,000 to support hangar site construction preparations at Dinwiddie County Airport; $652,525 for two projects at Danville Regional Airport; $628,800 for hangar site preparations at Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport; and $410,800 for hangar site preparations at Middle Peninsula 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 $4.55 million the Board approved is the highest award 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.

Airport Project Description VAB Action Amount
Tazewell County T-Hangar Site Preparation (Design) Approved $36,000.00
Virginia Tech-Montgomery Executive Fuel Farm Relocation (Design) Approved $43,333.00
Front Royal-Warren County Environmental Coordination (CatEx) - T-Hangar Demolition Approved $7,200.00
Gordonsville Municipal Runway, Taxiway & Apron Rehabilitation (Design) Approved $121,600.00
Leesburg Executive Runway & Taxiway Lighting Rehabilitation (Construction) (AIP) Approved $80,000.00
Manassas Regional Access Control (Gates) Fiber Optic Backbone Approved $131,121.00
Winnchester Regional Taxiway "A" Relocation (Design) Approved $24,000.00
Winchester Regional Terminal Area Site Preparation (Design) Approved $164,000.00
Louisa County T-Hangar Site Preparation & Access Road (Design) Approved $66,000.00
Danville Regional Hangar Site Preparation & Taxiway "H" Widening (Design) Approved $127,040.00
Danville Regional T-Hangar Taxilanes Rehabilitation (Construction) Approved $525,485.00
Dinwiddie County Hangar Site Preparation (Construction) Approved $941,000.00
Emporia-Greensville Regional T-Hangar Site Preparation (Design/Construction) Approved $628,800.00
Lake Country Regional Runway Rehabilitation & Runway Safety Area Improvement - Phase 1 (Design/Construction) Approved $337,600.00
Lake Country Regional Runway Rehabilitation & Runway Safety Area Improvement Phase 2 (Construction) Approved $770,000.00
Hampton Roads Executive Terminal Apron Expansion (Re-package & Bidding0 Approved $60,000.00
Hampton Roads Executive West Apron Hangar Site Preparation (Design0 Approved $85,012.00
Middle Peninsula Regional T-Hangar Site Preparation (Rebid & Construction Approved $410,800.00
  Total Allocated   $4,558.991.00