There will be a new $6 million fire station on Wallops Island.
Construction is set to begin later in July and is expected to be completed a year from now.
The current fire station was established thirty years ago and was supposed to be temporary.
But the failure of the Antares rocket that exploded just second after liftoff at the Wallops Flight Facility has spurred construction after a half a decade of planning.
Currently, the fire station has to be evacuated every time there is a rocket launch like the Antares.