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Pavement improvements slated for Paris airport

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PARIS - The Texas Transportation Commission has approved over $1.5 million in repairs for Cox Field airport in Paris.

The improvements will be mainly for pavement purposes. The project is expected to begin in approximately 60 days. Project costs will be funded through TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.

This year, the state agency expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Roughly 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding. 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.