LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Millions of dollars worth of improvements are coming to Lynchburg Regional Airport.

More than $4-million will be spent to upgrade ramps and taxiways.

The changes will bring the airport up to current federal safety standards, and make room for larger planes to reach the general aviation terminal.

With the growth of Liberty University and the city's nuclear industry, a growing number of large corporate jets are visiting Lynchburg and flying into the airport.

"Right now if a larger aircraft comes in and there is no space for it, it may have to divert to a larger airport," said Rick Stein, deputy director of the airport.  "This will make it easier for a 737-sized airplane to come in and unload passengers on the general aviation side of the airport."

The airport is getting a $4-million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help pay for the work.

Construction will get underway later this month.