Contact: Karen A. Threlkeld, APR

Phone: (325) 947-9205

Date: March 8, 2019


Approximately $550,000 for Menard County Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its February meeting.

The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which include:

  • Design and construction of pavement improvements

A project consultant began work this winter. Project costs will be funded through Menard County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.

Background

  • 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.

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