Tuesday, November 3, 2009
State approves funding for Mesquite Metro Airport
The funds will be used for fencing improvements.
The state has approved funding for several other airports in the past two years:
- Lancaster Municipal Airport, September 2009
- Collin County Regional Airport (paving improvements) and Rockwall, September 2009
- Arlington Municipal Airport, June 2009
- Denton Municipal Airport, March 2008
- Collin County Regional Airport (engineering and design work), November 2007
- Addison Airport, November 2007
MESQUITE Approximately $83,450 for Mesquite Metro Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its October meeting.
The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes engineering design for fencing improvements. A contract for the project is expected to be awarded this winter.
Project costs will be funded through TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system and the city of Mesquite.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing, and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.
Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business, and commuter use.