Friday, April 10, 2009

Nashville airport gets $5M in stimulus funds

DAVIDSON COUNTY Nashville International Airport will receive $5 million in federal economic stimulus funds, the Department of Trasnportation announced Wednesday. Airport spokeswoman Emily Richard said Nashville will use its portion to repair the terminal apron — the paved area where aircraft park when loading and unloading passengers. Work on the apron will include replacing a 160,000-square-foot asphalt area with concrete, as well as repairing concrete slabs and other areas. Three other Tennessee airports — McGhee Tyson near Knoxville, Lovell Field in Chattanooga and Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport — also will receive upgrade funds from the legislation signed by President Barack Obama in February. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included $1.1 billion for airport projects.

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