Construction and refurbishing of airports was another valuable endeavor of the CWA and WPA. Before the Miller Municipal Airport project was approved, the airport consisted of only about 50 acres of poorly graded and badly drained land. Approximately 250,000 yards of earth and rock were excavated, 30,000 square yards of paving were laid and the entire field was widened. As a result of this project, the field secured routing on the Eastern Airway Passenger Service route. Other communities, including Rocky Mount and Raleigh also received airports, vastly improving transportation to and from those areas.