The following news article is from the Sanford Herald in Sanford, North Carolina.
$4 million-plus OK’d for work at Jetport
- By NANCY MCCLEARY [email protected]
- The Raleigh Executive Jetport in Sanford is one of 13 airports in North Carolina approved for federal and state funding for improvements, according to the N.C. Board of Transportation.
The Jetport will receive $4.77 million for construction of new taxi lanes and improvement to existing lanes, a Department of Transportation release said.
The Jetport, located off U.S. 1, is billed as “a premier corporate gateway to the Research Triangle,” according to its website.
The airport is located on 700 acres and is home to corporate aircraft given its proximity to Raleigh, the website said.
In May, work began on a new corporate hangar at the airport.
Earlier in the year, the airport was linked to the City of Sanford’s public sewer project, a $2.7 million project that was funded,in part by the Golden LEAF economic development foundation, a news release said.
The transportation board also approved funding at its Sept. 2 meeting for projects at airports in Louisburg; the Statesville Regional Airport; Mount Airy/Surry County Airport; Michael J. Smith Field in Beaufort; Martin County Airport in Williamston; Macon County Airport in Franklin; Lumberton Regional Airport; Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport; Laurinburg-Maxton Airport; Hyde County Airport in Englehard; Duplin County Airport in Kenansville; and Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo.