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W.Va. and Va. airports to receive millions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVVA) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants.

The funds are going to 41 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Puerto Rico.

Raleigh County Memorial Airport is getting $368,421 for pavement repairs and Mercer County Airport will receive $563,981 to expand their apron.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao made the announcement today saying, "This $273 million federal investment in our nation’s airports will strengthen safety, improve travel, generate jobs, and benefit local communities."

“The safety of our nation’s airports is of paramount importance to the FAA,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson. “These grants will allow these necessary projects to continue.”

An interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.

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Bailey Pace

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