Funds Approved for Pavement Work at J.D. Trissell Field
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a $257,000 grant approved yesterday by the Texas Transportation Commission would fund pavement improvements at J.D. Trissell Field.
Trissell Field is the airport for Clarksville, Texas, and Red River County. The funds are for planned pavement improvements funded through the City of Clarksville, Red River County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system. A construction contract bid will complete this spring, officials said.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. About 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.
For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or call (512) 463-8700.