Valdosta, GA - Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) announced today that the Valdosta Regional Airport will receive $500,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport drainage.
“Improving the runways will ultimately save money because costly maintenance and repairs will no longer be needed,” said Kingston. “I congratulate Valdosta Regional Airport for using this funding to rehabilitate runways by creating safer and enhanced traveling conditions for aircraft operations.”
The Aircraft Drainage Project will repair and update critical airport infrastructure that is outdated and is causing hazardous drainage problems in addition to insufficient runoff areas. The rehabilitations of the runways will create a more maintainable system that also provides safer means of transportation.
"We are delighted to receive this grant money which will help us greatly improve the infrastructure at our airport," said Joe Prater, Interim Airport Director. "These repairs and additions are sorely needed."
Valdosta Regional Airport is a primary non-hub airport and consists of 3 runways, two of which may be used by current ASA commercial aircraft. The airport is located 2.5 miles south of the Valdosta central business district.