Department of Highways, District 8
GOVERNOR FLETCHER, KYTC, FAA & LOCAL COUNTY AWARD $199,104 TO SOMERSET – PULASKI COUNTY AIRPORT

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, October 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Stephanie Daffron
Public Information Officer
Department of Transportation
District 8 – Somerset
606 677 4017
 


SOMERSET, KY (October 24, 2005) - Governor Ernie Fletcher, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Federal Aviation Administration and local counties are working to upgrade the aviation network for the Somerset – Pulaski County Airport. A contract totaling $199,104, will be invested in installing a perimeter security fence.

  “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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