PALESTINE — At its regular monthly meeting Thursday, The Texas Transportation Commission, TxDOT’s governing body, approved nearly $80,000 engineering and design work to improve the pavement infrastructure at Palestine Municipal Airport.
Project costs will be funded through the city of Palestine and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. There are nearly 275 community airports in Texas eligible for this 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.
Also this week in Anderson County, TxDOT maintenance crews this week are scheduled to begin pavement-widening operations on FM 321 between FM 2574 in Neches and SH 155 in Mound Prairie.
Daytime lane closures will be in effect while the work is in progress, and flaggers will control traffic.