Pitt-Greenville Airport gets $2.5M grant for upgrades

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Pitt-Greenville Airport received a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration the airport’s executive director said will go toward new signs and a LED lighting system on the runway.

Betty Stansbury, the executive director, said the current lights are more than 18 years old.

“The average life for a taxi-way light is about every six to eight months (you have to be) changing a light bulb, and so with the LED you can get about seven years,” said Stansbury. “That will cut down on our maintenance and will cut down on our energy consumption.”

Construction on the lights will start in the next few weeks, and Stansbury said next year they will replace the pavement on the runway.

She said her ultimate goal is to get a second airline at Pitt-Greenville Airport.

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