The Avery County Airport is among the state's facilities that received NCDOT grant funding.

According to a press release, the grant provides $3 million for the Avery County Airport that will go toward completing an apron expansion and a new partial-length taxiway.

The taxiway will address a safety issue with aircraft attempting to land while others are preparing to takeoff.

The grant will also assist in developing more hangers at the facility.

The $3 million grant for Avery is the highest amount awarded by the NCDOT among the state's airports.

The second highest grant award of $1.4 million went to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport.