Transportation News

Investments Coming to 13 NC Airports
September 7, 2021

The NC Board of Transportation approved more than $27 million in state and federal funds for projects to improve safety and customer service at 13 North Carolina airports.  The board approved the funds during its September 2 meeting.

The funds the NC Board of Transportation approved in the Kerr-Tar region are:

  • $3.77 million in state funds for rehabilitation of the runway, taxiway, and apron at Triangle North Executive Airport in Lousiburg;
  • $2 million in federal funds for apron expansion and taxilane rehabilitation at Triangle North Executive Airport in Louisburg.

North Carolina’s 72 public airports serve as vital economic engines connecting people and business enterprises with the world.  Airports and aviation-related industries contribute more than $61 billion to North Carolina’s economy each year, according to the 2021 State of Aviation report.  They support 373,000 jobs, generate more than $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than $15 billion in personal income.

The funds awarded will be distributed by the NCDOT Division of Aviation, and do not necessarily represent the total cost of a project.