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State of Texas
Miss Galveston 2014
Texas Department of Transportation
News Release
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

State approves funding for Brazoria County Airport

Who, What, When, Where

  • Approximately $7.8 million for Brazoria County Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its June meeting.
  • The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes: Pavement improvements
  • A contract for the project is expected to be awarded this fall.
  • Project costs will be funded through TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system, and Brazoria County.

Background

  • 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.



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