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FAA Reserves $10 Million for Danville Airport

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Danville, VA - The Danville Regional Airport's runway is on track to get a big makeover. The Federal Aviation Administration says it has reserved a $10 million grant for the airport.

Now, the city just has to file a formal grant application.

The money will go toward improving safety and efficiency.

Officials say there will be new markings and signage for pilots as well as grooves in the runway for safety in wet conditions.

The airport will be in charge of managing the construction project, but the FAA says it will make a big difference.

"It also enables us to address what have been some issues that could contribute to safety conditions. So we have a much safer situation as a result of this reconstruction project," said Michael Huerta, spokesperson for FAA.

The runway will be shorter and narrower, but the Virginia Department of Aviation has approved additional funding to make sure large corporate jets would not be affected.

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