Local airport to receive multimillion-dollar federal grant

POSTED: 3:00 PM Jul 24 2013   UPDATED: 3:01 PM Jul 24 2013
Pitt-Greenville Airport
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) announced Wednesday that a local airport will receive a multimillion-dollar federal grant.

According to a release from Hagan's office, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will award a $3.5 million grant to the Pitt-Greenville Regional Airport Authority. The money will be used to improve the runway and enhance safety.

"This grant will make the Pitt-Greenville Airport a safer place for travelers and workers," said Sen. Hagan. "It is critically important that we continue to invest in infrastructure such as our local airports that both boost the North Carolina economy and employ many North Carolinians."