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First Lancaster, now Mid-Way

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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

AUSTIN – Mid-Way Regional Airport, jointly owned by Midlothian and Waxahachie, was approved $1 million in state funding by the Texas Transportation Commission.

The funds will be used for planned airport improvements including terminal building renovation design with a contract for the project to be awarded later this spring.

Project costs will be funded through the Texas Department of Transpo-rtation’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system and the cities of Midlothian and Waxahachie.

Lancaster Municipal Airport was picked last September as one of 275 community airports across the state who are eligible for funding. They received $7.6 million for pavement improvements.

Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.


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