Congressman Bob Gibbs Announces New Resources for Knox County Airport

July 31, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C.-- Knox County Airport has just recently been awarded federal resources through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for their runway rehabilitation and installation of a wildlife perimeter fence.

“These funds will help complete the perimeter fencing that will improve the safety and efficiency of the Knox County Airport. In recent years, the wildlife population around the airport has created a disruption and jeopardizes the safety of those using this resource,” said Gibbs.  “Knox County Airport will benefit greatly from this funding because they will be able to complete a project that will continue to help the airport along with the areas small businesses that frequent this transportation hub so often.”

Knox County Airport will receive a $553,423.00 grant used for its rehabilitation project and installation of the wildlife perimeter fence.