By Eleanor Kennedy
The Lynchburg Regional Airport received a $2.7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for a carrier ramp and taxiway improvement project.
An additional $302,000 in state funds will go toward the $3 million project.
Work will begin next month and is expected to take about 60 days. It will involve rehabilitation of an air carrier ramp and some related work on the taxiways that serve the ramp.
“In other words, it’s a lot paving,” airport director Mark Courtney said.
The project will not disrupt normal airport operations.
Courtney said the grant is on par with the amount of federal funding the airport has received over the last decade.
“This is kind of typical,” he said. “When it comes to airfield work, everything’s so expensive.”