1:33 PM EDT, August 30, 2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is funding a major renovation project in Southern Virginia.
FAA leaders say the runway at Danville Regional Airport doesn't meet their requirements for a safe runway.
A $10 million grant handed down from the FAA will be used to resurface the runway and remove a hump that the organization believe blocks visibility for pilots taking off and landing.
The runway will also be shorter and narrower.
In a phone interview with WDBJ7, the Acting Administrator of the FAA says it's an update the small airport needs.
"We've had line of sight issues there, runway safety area issues, and in addition to providing the necessary rehabilitation it also enables us to address what have been some issues that could contribute to safety conditions," said Michael Huerta, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The FAA is using $3.35 billion to update more than 2,000 airports across the nation.
Work in Danville could take up to two years to finish.
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