TDOT announces grants for Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, 9 others

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WVLT) -- TDOT has awarded more than $100,000 to Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport to help it replace the roof on its hangar and terminal. the money will also go toward buying a new hangar door.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced this week that state aeronautics grants totaling more than $2 million have been approved for 10 Tennessee airports, including the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport.

Full list of grants [pdf]

Other airports receiving the grants include: Cleveland Regional Jetport, Hardwick Field in Cleveland, Fayetteville Municipal Airport, John A. Bakerfield in Hohenwald, University of the South-Franklin County Airport, McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport in Jackson, Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport, Henry County Airport, and the Tullahoma Regional Airport.

The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division.

They will be used for infrastructure and other improvements.

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