published Friday, March 8th, 2013

Area airports receive state aeronautics grants

The Cleveland Regional Jetport is northeast of Cleveland, Tenn., on Dry Valley Road.
The Cleveland Regional Jetport is northeast of Cleveland, Tenn., on Dry Valley Road.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Three area airports are among 15 across Tennessee that have been approved for thousands of dollars in aeronautics grants, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The newly opened Cleveland Regional Jetport in Bradley County will receive $60,000 for grounds maintenance equipment, $712,500 for south side corporate area development and $33,250 for approach clearing, a news release states.

Rockwood Municipal Airport in Roane County will get $3,050 for community hangar upgrades and $14,250 for an Exhibit “A” property map.

The McMinn County Airport in Athens will receive $14,013 for an Exhibit “A” property map.

All the grants required local funding support.

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