3 West Virginia airports draw federal funds for improvements

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia airports are in line to receive federal grants for improvements, officials said.

Yeager Airport in Charleston will receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the airport announced along with U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.

The funds will be used to build a sewer line on Eagle Mountain Road and to build an aircraft parking apron for the new flight school, the airport said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding funds to Tri-State Airport in Huntington and Marshall County Airport for airport drainage and runway safety improvements, Manchin and Capito said in a news release. Marshall County is receiving $2.4 million and Tri-State nearly $1.4 million, the release said.

The sewer line construction at Yeager will open additional land for aeronautical development, the airport said.

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