April 10, 2012 The Associated Press
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) – The Barbour County Regional Airport has won funding for two major construction projects totaling $2.5 million.
The Inter-Mountain reports excavation for a new business building began in January and is nearly finished.
Dean Springer of the Philippi-Barbour County Regional Airport Authority says the building itself is about 20 percent complete, and parking lots will soon be added.
The Region VII Economic Development Authority provided $2.1 million for that phase.
The building will serve as a business incubator and have an aircraft maintenance hangar. Construction should be done by fall.
The second phase of renovations is a $400,000 road widening and repaving project funded by the West Virginia Division of Highways.