During its regular meeting on Sept. 30, the Texas Transportation Commission approved a $120,000 grant to Collin County Regional Airport in McKinney to update its Airport Layout Plan.
The plan is part of the overall master development plans and is used extensively by the airport, state and federal officials to plan future infrastructure and facilities development at the airport that may require federal and state financial assistance.
The current Airport Layout Plan, which was developed during a master plan study in 2004, included the new runway that is presently under construction and is scheduled to be complete in late 2012.
Completion of the runway project will signal completion of the current Airport Layout Plan and an aggressive $71 million capital program. At the same time, it will mark the beginning of a new plan designed to outline and guide airport expansion throughout the next decade.
“The plan will chart an exciting new course for airport operations and development that will benefit the residents of Collin County and its jurisdictions,” said John W. Wroten, Jr., Chairman of the McKinney Airport Development Corporation (MADC).
MADC has completed three taxilanes designed to allow aircraft access to hangar areas, rehabilitated the current runway and taxiway, extended its perimeter access road, expanded its fuel farm capacity to accommodate new users, installed and improved utilities serving the airport, is constructing a new Airport Traffic Control Tower and runway that is designed to accommodate commercial aircraft.
The Texas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation will fund $108,000 and the McKinney Airport Development Corporation will fund a matching share of $12,000 or 10 percent of the total grant, which is also the estimated project cost.