Levelland Municipal Airport approved for $120K in improvements

Published: Jul. 31, 2015 at 3:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 29, 2016 at 4:36 PM CST
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Provided by the Texas Transportation Commission 

The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $120,000 to make improvements to the Levelland Municipal Airport during their monthly meeting held July 30. The funds will be used for planned airport enhancements that include the engineering and design for pavement improvements.

A project consultant will be selected this summer.

The project is being funded through city of Levelland, Hockley County and the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system, including the Levelland Municipal Airport.

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.