WASHINGTON – Chautauqua County will be receiving over $1.1 million in funding to help with renovations with the Dunkirk Airport, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
According to a joint-media release from U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand the DOT will give the airport a total of $1,124,550, the help with airport facility upgrades and to develop a plan for future airport needs.
The Dunkirk airport will use the money to construct a Pavement Maintenance Management Plan (PMMP) to determine future pavement maintenance and rehabilitation needs for the airport. The funding will also be used to rehabilitate the general aviation apron to create safer and more efficient airport operations.
The funding for the county airport in Dunkirk is a part of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and is administered by DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).