Department of Highways, District 7
GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AWARD $167,193 TO RICHMOND-MADISON COUNTY AIRPORT

Press Release Date:  Monday, October 24, 2005  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven
859-246-2355
davidb.thacker@ky.gov
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  David B. Thacker

Information Officer

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

District Seven

859-246-2355

davidb.thacker@ky.gov

 

GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AWARD $167,193 TO RICHMOND-MADISON COUNTY AIRPORT

Airport Improvement Project

 

LEXINGTON, KY (October 24, 2005) - Governor Ernie Fletcher, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Federal Aviation Administration and local governments are working to upgrade the aviation network for the Richmond-Madison County Airport. A contract totaling $167,193, will be invested in expanding the aircraft movement area, “apron”, in front of the terminal building, thereby increasing the safety margin during the movement of aircraft.

 

 “Our airports are crucial to the future economic development in our state,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Aviation forecasts predict this industry will grow significantly over the next decade, and it's important that Kentucky is ready.”

 

“The Department of Aviation has a clear mission to improve aviation safety, enhance our existing infrastructure, add new infrastructure where gaps exist and make us more attractive to businesses that are looking to relocate or expand,” stated acting Secretary  Bill Nighbert.”  This project is an example of our continuing work to make Kentucky a shining example for aviation across the Nation!”

 

These improvement projects are the result of a partnership between the Federal Aviation Administration, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local governments.  The Federal Aviation Administration contributes 95% of the funding with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local governments providing the remaining 5%.

 

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