PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that a $1.7 million grant approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its December meeting would fund improvements at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport in Hopkins County.
They will use the funds for planned pavement improvements through the City of Sulphur Springs and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, preserving and improving the state’s general aviation system. They will execute a project construction bid this winter, officials said.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding to plan, construct, and maintain community airports. About 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for financing.
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.