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McKinney National Airport receives state funding
By media release
Aug 23, 2014
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McKINNEY, TEXAS (Aug. 1, 2014) – During its July meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved the granting of $1,756,202 in federal funds to reimburse McKinney National Airport for the cost of land it acquired in 2010 as part of the $45 million project to replace the old runway.

Project costs will be funded through the City of McKinney and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation airport system.

 

“Federal and state grants administered by TxDOT provide the kind of financial assistance our airport needs to continue to grow and provide top-quality service to our business aviation customers. McKinney National Airport has been fortunate to receive outstanding support from FAA and TxDOT over the past 12 years,” said Airport Executive Director Ken Wiegand.

 

The runway was constructed at 7,002 feet long and 150 feet wide with a weight-bearing capacity of 450,000 pounds. It was the largest in single development project in TxDOT Aviation history. The width and weight-bearing capacity can accommodate larger, heavier aircraft.

 

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.