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Warner and Kaine commit millions in federal funding to Virginia airports

Delta had been flying from Newport News/Williamsburg Airport to Atlanta three times a day. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Delta Airlines)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of Delta Airlines)

WASHINGTON — On Friday, May 14, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) announced $10,575,962 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help with projects at 7 airports across the Commonwealth.

The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Plan (AIP), which supports improvement projects at airports across the nation.

The two Hampton Roads-based airports that will receiving a portion of this funding include Norfolk International Airport (ORF), located at 2200 Norview Ave. in Norfolk, and Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG), located at 5172 US-460 in Chesapeake. Both airports plan to use their respective funding to rehabilitate their taxiways.

An additional portion of funding comes from the American Rescue Plan, which will help airports mitigate other effects that were directly caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“With the COVID-19 crisis almost in the rearview mirror and families beginning to plan their summer getaways, we’re pleased to see these funds go towards safety improvements at airports across the Commonwealth,” said both senators in a joint statement.

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