WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE:
- The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $300,000 in funding for the Eastland Municipal Airport at its August meeting.
- These federal funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed to provide relief, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The funding will support engineering/design for pavement improvements at the airport.
- A project consultant will be selected this fall.
AUSTIN — 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.
Photo of Eastland Airport Terminal ~ from City of Eastland Website