Elizabethton airport to get improvements

From Staff Reports

   The state's Transportation Department has approved a request for financial assistance for renovation of the airplane hangar and sealcoating improvements to the Elizabethton Municipal Airport.
   State lawmakers Sen. Rusty Crowe, R-Johnson City, and Rep. Jerome Cochran, R-Elizabethton, announced Tuesday that Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely signed off on a request for financial assistance for renovation projects at the airport.
   "We are pleased to learn that Commissioner Nicely and TDOT have approved this project for the Elizabethton Airport," said Crowe in a released statement.
   Fifty percent of the project is funded through the state with an equal match provide from local dollars.
   The restoration includes hangar roof repairs and sealcoating. The approval is subject to an acceptable bid on the project. After the bid-letting process, TDOT will work with airport officials to complete the contract stage.
   The city of Elizabethton's revised $1.25 million capital outlay note issued earlier this year that funds several public works projects included $50,000 for the extension of the airport runway.