Franklin airport to receive $200K for repairs

Published 5:38 am Monday, July 12, 2021

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2.17 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide infrastructure improvements to six of the commonwealth’s airports, including the Franklin Municipal Airport.

Mark Warner

A press release stated that this funding was awarded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which Warner and Kaine voted to pass in March. The legislation included significant funding to help Virginia’s airports continue delivering crucial supplies to the commonwealth.

“We are glad to see these federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan being put to good use,” the senators said in a press release. “This funding will enable the commonwealth’s airports to continue supporting travelers and encourage economic opportunities for the surrounding regions.”

Tim Kaine

Franklin Regional Airport will receive a grant of $200,000 to repair 4,000 feet of various taxiway surfaces, 28,000 square yards of the existing apron surface and 2,900 feet of the existing north taxiway surface to extend the pavement’s useful life, the release noted.