The Pleasanton Municipal Airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, making it eligible for federal Airport Improvement Program grants.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.
During their October meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $508,000 to be given to the City of Pleasanton for the Pleasanton Municipal Airport.
The funds will be used for planned airport improvements which include design/construction for pavement improvements. A project consultant will begin design this fall.
The project costs will be funded through the City of Pleasanton and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.
The Pleasanton airport is a public-use, general aviation facility that serves the region’s air transportation needs.
“The money received is going to be used for rehabilitation of the runway at the airport,” said Pleasanton City Manager, Johnny Huizar. “The last time the pavement was rehabilitated was sometime between 2000-2005, so we’re close to that 20 year mark of it needing to be repaved.”
Huizar said the pavement on the runway is currently cracked and lifting up in certain areas, making it time to fix it. The runway will be repaved along with having new lines and markings drawn.
Please keep an eye out in future issues of the Pleasanton Express for more information and updates on the Pleasanton Municipal Airport’s improvement process.