CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five West Virginia airports will benefit from $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
West Virginia Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funding Wednesday and said it will go toward airport improvement projects at the airports. He previously announced $1.9 million for improvement projects at the Martinsburg and Morgantown airports.
“West Virginia regional airports play a key role in spurring economic growth by increasing tourism and serving as hubs for manufacturing and other businesses,” Manchin said in a news release. “This funding from the American Rescue Plan will support various improvement projects at five regional airports, helping our regional and state economies recover from the COVID–19 pandemic.”
Manchin said $1.1 million will go to Morgantown’s airport, where $1.6 million was previously announced. Another $626,000 goes to Shepherd Airport in Martinsburg, where $350,000 was previously announced. Jackson County airport was granted $606,000, Elkins–Randolph County airport is receiving $547,000, and Upshur County airport gets $61,000, a news release from Manchin said.