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Senator John Cornyn's office announced on Monday that Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport would be receiving a grant for on-going maintenance at the airport. According to a press release from Cornyn's office, the bulk of the $2 million dollar grant will go towards rehabilitation of the runway.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport was awarded a $1,700,000 federal grant for the rehabilitation of their runway, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).


“Prioritizing much-needed maintenance and safety improvements at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport will ensure quality transportation services are available today, and in the years to come, for all Texans,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I commend leaders in Lubbock who worked to secure this funding and I look forward to seeing the impact this grant will have on our great state."

Meanwhile, renovations continue inside the Lubbock Preston Smith Airport even during the pandemic. Lubbock City Councilman Steve Massengale tweeted pictures last week of the renovations and what the airport will look like once work is completed.

Massengale tweeted that all work should be completed by the Summer of 2021.

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