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Local Airports Awarded Federal Funding for Improvements

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More than $6 million in federal funding has been awarded to Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Greenbrier, Harrison, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Nicholas, Raleigh, Randolph, Upshur, and Wood counties for airport improvements, according to a press release from Senator Jay Rockefeller's office.

"Our local airports are critical to West Virginia's economy now and in the future. They open our state to business opportunities and tourism, and provide a safe and convenient way for West Virginians to travel," said Rockefeller. "This grant funding will make sure the state's airports remain safe and running so they can continue to facilitate ongoing air service throughout our state."

Senator Joe Manchin and Congressman Nick Rahall also announced the funding for local airports.

The funding came from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the most funding was given to Braxton, Monongalia and Wood counties.

The Braxton County Airport will use $1,850,160 of funds to rehabilitate the runway.

The $1,300,625 of awards for the Morgantown Municipal Airport will be used to replace the terminal building roof and drain system.

Wood County Airport Authority will use the $824,191 of funds to rehabilitate the runway at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.

Other airports that will benefit from the federal funding include: the Fairmont Municipal-Frankman Field Airport, the Elkins-Randolph County Airport Authority, the Raleigh County Memorial Airport, the Greenbrier Valley Airport, the Summersville Airport, the Upshur County Regional Airport, the Eastern WV Regional/Shepherd Field Airport, the Philippi/Barbour County Regional Airport, the Mercer County Airport, and the North Central West Virginia Airport.