Shovel Ready at the Airport

April 8, 2009

The Asheville Regional Airport Authority is proud to announce that it has received $7.5 million in economic recovery funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The funding was distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration under the direction of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Allocated funds will be used to improve the terminal at Asheville Regional Airport.

“We are very pleased to be receiving these funds for renovations to our A-Gates and the security checkpoint,” says David N. Edwards, Jr., AAE, Airport Director. “This project will stimulate the local economy by creating jobs in Western North Carolina, in addition to making positive changes for our passengers.”

The project is slated for bid in May, awarding of contract in June, with construction beginning in July. Renovations are expected to be completed by Spring 2011.