CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal grant will help pay for the runway rehabilitation project completed last October at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Senator Kay Hagan announced Monday the airport will receive $4.6 million to help pay for the repairs made to the runways thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant.
The money will help fund Phase I of the runway rehab project, which was completed on October 23, 2011.
The airport was forced to close the center parallel runway (18C/36C) for more than two months to remove the pavement and replace it with new concrete. The original runway opened in 1979, and an airport official said typical use for the concrete is 25-30 years.
In all, the project cost $26.5 million and was funded through General Airport Revenue bonds.