The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a $10 million grant for a runway project at Danville Regional Airport in Danville, Virginia.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said one of the key priorities is to ensure that our nation’s airports are properly maintained. “This grant will ensure that the Danville Regional Airport continues to operate safely.”
The grant will fund the rehabilitation of Runway 2/20. Additional safety benefits include new runway markings and signage for better pilot awareness, grooves in the runway to give aircraft greater traction in wet conditions, new runway edge lighting, and improvements to the runway safety area.
According to acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, the Danville Regional Airport and its users will benefit from these important safety enhancements for years to come.
Aircraft will use the crosswind runway, Runway13/31, during the reconstruction of Runway 2/20. Project construction is expected to begin in September 2012 and completed in November 2013.