Friday, July 20, 2012

Greenbrier Valley (KLWB), Lewisburg, West Virginia: Grant to help with airport renovation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A $1 million federal grant will go to help pay for improvements at the Greenbrier Valley Airport. 

The Greenbrier County Airport Authority received the grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve and expand its terminal building and acquire equipment to help during inclement weather.

The grant reimburses the airport for additional expenses incurred during its renovation. The grant also will be used to modify public rest rooms and install new flooring, ceiling and interior walls in public areas and provide for enhanced handicap accessibility.

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall says the funding helps the airport keep pace with the Greenbrier Valley's progress.

The airport saw a 300% increase in passenger traffic over the last several years. On Aug. 1, it will begin offering daily flights to Atlanta and Washington.

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