RALEIGH, N.C. -- Eleven airports across North Carolina are getting upgrades worth $35.4 million, according to the NC Department of Transportation.
The money is state-funded. NCDOT says the upgrades will support economic growth and tourism in the state.
Aviation contributed $31 billion to the NC ecomony in 2016, according to NCDOT.
Here's a list of the airports getting upgrades and the estimated costs:
- Albert J. Ellis (Jacksonville) -- Airport lighting, signage and electrical vault replacement -- $1.4 million
- Billy Mitchell (Hatteras) -- Airport repaving -- $1.2 million
- Coastal Carolina (New Bern) -- Airport runway repaving -- $3 million
- Duplin County Airport -- runway widening and improved lighting -- $4 million
- First Flight (Kill Devil Hills) -- Airport repaving -- $1 million
- Kinston Regional Airport -- runway and taxiway repaving -- $8 million
- Laurinburg Maxton Airport -- taxiway repaving -- $2 million
- Ocracoke Island Airport -- repaving -- $1.2 million
- Rockingham-Shiloh Airport -- runway repaving -- $3.6 million
- Statesville Airport -- taxiway parallel construction -- $8 million
- Tarboro-Edgecombe County Airport -- runway repaving, updating airfield lighting and repairing damage caused by Hurricane Matthew -- $2 million