E-T Staff Report

Improvements are on the way for Clark Field Municipal Airport.

The Texas Department of Transportation sent out an alert Tuesday, pointing out that the Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $530,000 for the local airport at its July meeting.

According to TxDOT, the funds will be used for planned airport enhancements, including pavement improvements.

A contract for the project is expected to be awarded this fall, TxDOT said.

Project costs will be funded through TxDOTís Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which "preserves and improves the stateís general aviation system, and the city of Stephenville," according to the TxDOT release.

During the current year, TxDOT expects to "provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports," the agency said.

Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.