GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin announced Thursday that the Georgetown-Scott County Airport will receive $1.5 million to fund overdue airport pavement renovations.
“Maintaining and preserving airport infrastructure is critical to the economic viability of our Commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “These funds will provide needed financial capital to Georgetown-Scott County Airport. This will allow for a variety of infrastructure enhancements such as repairing and improving runways and runway lighting and also for conducting obstruction surveys to ensure passenger safety aboard aircraft flying in and out of Kentucky. I appreciate the General Assembly for their support of this economically important funding during the past legislative session.”
The Georgetown-Scott County Airport will be one of the first to benefit from a larger initiative in which $20 million will be dedicated to pavement projects at general-aviation airports over the next two years. The earmarked funds will only pay for the restoration and maintenance of pavements in poor condition.
The Georgetown project includes a 2-inch asphalt overlay on the parallel taxiway. Crews will also replace damaged asphalt around the t-hangar buildings. Funds will also cover taxiway crack repair and new taxiway striping. The project is intended to rejuvenate the airfield pavement for at least 10-15 years before additional surface maintenance is required.
Funding is only available for the design work of the project, which is set to be completed by December 2016. A timetable for actual construction will be determined once additional funding becomes available. Officials anticipate completion as early as June 2017.
This project is administered through the Kentucky Department of Aviation.