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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Federal funding is coming to improve several West Virginia airports. The $8.9 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration will support projects in Kanawha, Randolph and Wayne Counties according to a news release from the office of Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. "The ongoing funding from the FAA that invests in our local airports' overall efficiency and safety is critically important to keeping our local airports up-to-date and open for business," said Rockefeller. "Together, these awards will provide for significant improvements to West Virginia's airports, which is good news for passengers and for West Virginia's economy."

The $8,940,885 in funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which Rockefeller oversees as Chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

The funding awards include:

  • $7,623,540 - Yeager Airport - Charleston
  • $1,067,345 - Elkins-Randolph County-Jennings Randolph Field Airport - Elkins
  • $250,000 - Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport - Huntington

The Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority will receive $7,423,540 to make updates to a runway at Yeager Airport, including removing terrain obstructions and constructing three storm water sedimentation ponds, pipe crossings, overflow protection, and related diversion channels. Yeager Airport will also receive $200,000 to help establish and implement the airport's sustainability plan.

The Elkins-Randolph County Airport Authority will use the funding to rehabilitate taxiways and taxi lanes at the Elkins-Randolph County-Jennings Randolph Field Airport.

The Tri-State Airport Authority will use the funding to establish and implement the airport's sustainability plan.