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NC airports will get $458 million through Infrastructure Act

Dec. 22. North Carolina airports are flying high, with more than $458 million allocated to them over the next five years through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The funding will support taxiway and runway expansions, renovate terminals and improve noise prevention. All told, 71 airports in North Carolina will receive funding.

Top 10 NC airports/allocation:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: $43.2 Million

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: $14.6

Piedmont Triad International Airport: $5.1 million

Asheville Regional Airport: $4.3 million

Wilmington International: $3.7 million

Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field: $2.1 million

Concord-Padgett Regional: $1.8 million

Albert J Ellis: $1.7 million

Coastal Carolina Regional: $1.4 million

Pitt-Greenville: $1 million

Background

The funding is expected to bring more tourism, business and jobs as well as make travel safer.

The infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also rebuilds roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water and ensure high-speed internet access among other things.

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