March 20, 2023
DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations
Committee, announced $735,581 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
for the West Virginia
International Yeager Airport in Charleston. The
funding was made possible in part through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support
constructing a new general aviation apron and upgrading erosion system controls
to promote safety and efficiency for travelers.
am pleased DOT is investing more than $735K for infrastructure improvements at
Yeager Airport,” said Senator Manchin. “West Virginia’s airports are our
gateway to the rest of the world, and these investments will promote safety and
reliability for West Virginians and Americans traveling to and from Charleston,
as well as boost local tourism and spur economic development across the entire
state. My Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to deliver historic
investments for the Mountain State, and I look forward to seeing the positive
impacts of this funding for years to come. As a member of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support
transportation hubs in West Virginia.”
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided $15 billion for airport-related
projects across the country. The funding can be invested in runways, taxiways,
safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit
connections and roadway projects. For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and FY 2023, $2.89
billion has been made available each year to U.S. airports.
awards listed below:
– West Virginia International Yeager Airport: Construct Apron
- This funding will support the
construction of a new 35,000 square yard general aviation apron to
accommodate increased use of the general aviation facilities.
– West Virginia International Yeager Airport: Improve Airport
- This funding is made possible
through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will support
improving erosion system controls on the airfield.