Approximately $6.5 million for McKinney National Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its September meeting. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes pavement improvements.

Project costs will be funded through the city of McKinney and the Texas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system. Construction will begin this fall.

This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.

Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

 

About TxDOT

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at txdot.gov.

Road conditions and traffic updates are available on the drivetexas.org website, on Facebook at facebook.com/txdot and Twitter at twitter.com/txdot or twitter.com/txdotdallaspio.

Motorists also can call TxDOT's toll-free highway condition line at 1-800-452-9292 for roadway information. For non-emergency roadside assistance, motorists can call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 1-800-525-5555. TxDOT’s four goals:  Maintain a safe system, address congestion, connect Texas communities and be a Best-in-Class state agency.