State approves funding for Franklin County Airport
Texas Transportation Commission during its May meeting approved approximately $490,000 for Franklin County Airport. The funds are for planned airport improvements, which includes electrical improvements. Construction begins this summer. Franklin County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program fund the project costs, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system. 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.
For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or call (903) 737-9213.