Virginia airports to receive $400 million from infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON – On the busiest air travel day of the year, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that airports in Virginia are expected to receive $399,740,660 in federal funds over the next five years as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure deal signed into law last week.

The funding will be distributed to Virginia airports over five years. Area airport funding is as follows:

  • Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional: $14,977,645
  • Virginia Highlands: $1,480,000
  • New River Valley: $1,480,000
  • Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive: $1,480,000
  • Mountain Empire: $790,000

The funding represents Virginia’s share of $15 billion in direct grants to airports expected around the country as a result of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a bipartisan, once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness that was negotiated by Sen. Warner and strongly supported by Sen. Kaine.