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September 26, 2021

State approves funding for Harrison County Airport


Approximately $158,000 for Harrison County Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its June meeting.

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

Automated Weather Observing System replacement

  • A project bid will be executed this summer.
  • Project costs will be funded through Harrison 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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