Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation
MORTON — The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $80,000 to make improvements to the Cochran County Airport during its June meeting held last week. The funds will be used for the engineering and design work for pavement improvements.
A project contractor will be selected later this summer.
The project is being funded through Cochran 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 Cochran County 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.