DFW receives $2.3 million for runway rehab
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas has received a $2.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for runway rehabilitation work.
The FAA funds were made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. So far, the FAA's ARRA funds have been committed to 360 projects, many of which will remain under construction well into 2010.
'Without this money, many of these airport authorities would not have had the resources to hire workers and get these projects started,' said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, in a statement.
Under ARRA, $1.1 billion has been made available to airports nationwide. ARRA grants are being used at both urban and rural airports to fund a variety of different projects, including facility construction, safety enhancements and runway rehabilitation, taxiways and other infrastructure.
Construction on the DFW project is expected to start in early January and include the rehabilitation of various concrete slabs and joint repairs on the 13,400-foot runway. 'This work with help enhance safety by eliminating the opportunity for debris to develop along the runway surface,' the Transportation Department said.