Killeen: City receives nearly $5 million grant for airport improvements

One of the airport's passenger bridges. (Photo by Alex Cano)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) The City of Killeen has received a grant worth nearly $5 million for improvements.

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport Executive Director, Matthew Van Valkenburgh says the money will be used to replace four of the airport’s six boarding bridges.

A study showed replacing them would be cheaper than fixing them.

The bridges have not been replaced since the airport opened 15 years ago.

At the city’s second airfield, which handles general aviation, an upgrade is underway to attract more businesses into Killeen.

“In our Skylark Field, a design is almost complete for a 10 T-hanger facility to help expand on our business there,” Van Valkenburgh said.