Sen. Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Improve Safety at Jackson County Airport

Funds Will Be Used to Improve Airport Drainage, Rehabilitate and Remove Obstructions on Runway

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The James A. Rhodes Airport will undergo renovations thanks to new federal resources. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that new federal resources were awarded to improve safety at the James A. Rhodes Airport in Jackson County. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds, administered by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be used to install runway edge drains, maintain the structural integrity of the runway pavement, and to remove tress near the runway.

“Ohio businesses and visitors depend on safe and efficient operations at the James A. Rhodes Airport,” Brown said. “This funding will ensure safety for flights departing from and arriving to Jackson County.”

The Jackson County Airport Authority & Jackson County Commissioners County will receive $501,503 to make these improvements.

The James A. Rhodes Airport, located in Jackson, is publicly owned and serves approximately 116 flights weekly.

 

 

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