The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration will award $4.3 million in infrastructure grants to numerous Colorado airports.
The funds are part of the second installment of the national $3.18 billion Airport Improvement Program. Infrastructure improvement includes work on runways, taxiways and terminal projects.
“These Airport Improvement Program grants will ensure that safer, more efficient Colorado
airports remain an economic engine and vital infrastructure component for its community,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a statement.
The Colorado grants include $191,500 to Boulder for runway improvements, $300,000 for a master plan study at Centennial Airport, $300,00 for taxiway construction at Longmont’s Vance Brad airport, and $250,000 for a state system plan study.
Go here for a full list of airports and grant allocations.
The list of Colorado airport grants are as follows:
Boulder: $191,500 for runway rehabilitation
Kit Carson County: $295, 970 to conduct airport master plan study
Colorado Springs: $480,000 for taxiway improvements
Durango-La Plata County: $236,591 for taxiway reconstruction
Centennial: $300,000 to conduct airport master plan study
Erie: $466,039 for snow removal equipment building construction
Grandby-Grand County: $300,000 for runway rehabilitation
Gunnison: $630,000 for snow removal equipment
Limon: $450,000 for taxiway construction and runway rehabilitation
Vance Brand (Longmont): $300,000 for taxiway construction
Meeker: $150,000 to conduct airport master plan study
Monte Vista: $300,000 to conduct airport master plan study
Wray: $272,275 for runway rehabilitation