FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2016
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from the Texas Transportation Commission
AUSTIN, TX - Today the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) awarded state and federal funds for a capital improvement project to Jim Wells County for the Alice International Airport in the amount of up to $500,000 for engineering, design, and construction of fencing improvements.
These funds will be used to engineer and design approximately 20,000 linear feet of new fencing for the Alice International Airport to mitigate the wildlife issues they are currently experiencing.
Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa issued the following statement:
"I am pleased that the Texas Transportation Commission has awarded $500,000 to the Alice International Airport to help alleviate concerns with surrounding wildlife. While we work to protect and support our animal wildlife, we must also have proper safety measures in place to safeguard the public and our aircraft from wildlife running onto the landing strips and causing potential accidents for our traveling passengers."