The Anderson Municipal Airport has secured funding to be used for what the city calls "much needed" runway improvements. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the city an Airport Improvement Plan grant, which will cover 90 percent of the $8 million project.
Work on the project will include resurfacing, grooving and painting the 5,400-foot long main runway. The city says that runway will also receive light improvements, including high intensity runway lights, which will enhance safety at night and during low-visibility periods.
In addition to the funds from the FAA, the state is also providing 5 percent of the funds needed for the improvements. The city says the project will occur in three phases and is expected to take two and a half years to complete.