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W.Va. airports getting $6 million in US funding

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 08:11 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $6 million in federal funding is on its way to airports across West Virginia.

Members of the state’s congressional delegation say the funding is intended to improve and modernize the airports. The largest sum — $1.8 million — is for the rehabilitation of the runway at Braxton County Airport in Sutton. Morgantown’s airport will replace the terminal building roof and drain system with its $1.3 million grant.

The other funding is headed to airports in Parkersburg, Fairmount, Elkins, Beckley, Lewisburg, Summersville, Buckhannon, Martinsburg, Philippi, Bluefield and Clarksburg. The funding levels range from $800,000 for runway work at the Parkersburg airport to $50,000 for fencing at the Clarksburg airfield.

The airport grants were announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall.



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