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Airport closed for repaving
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Paving at Smithville Municipal Airport has resulted in the closure of the facility while an apron expansion and runway resurfacing project is completed.The bid for repaving and design and construction of new infrastructure for the runway lights at the airport was awarded to Highways Incorporated at a cost of $1,633,738.A state grant of $1,350,000, with a local match of $150,000, will cover paving costs on the runway. Another grant for $96,300 will cover the design and construction of the infrastructure for new runway lights. The city's match for that grant was $4,815.To cover the cost of the apron extension, a grant for up to $190,000, with a five percent local match, was procured.The grants were made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Aeronautics Division.Airport Manager Wes Nokes said some of the repairs were sorely needed.We're having the runway resurfaced and we are expanding the ramp and our parking area at the airport, Nokes said.