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USDOT Announces $21M for Projects at 17 Airports in Arizona

Tue June 18, 2019 - West Edition #13
Katherine Devlin – CEG Editorial Assistant


$840M in grants were awarded by the FAA to improve infrastructure at airports throughout the country including $21M to 17 airports throughout Arizona.
$840M in grants were awarded by the FAA to improve infrastructure at airports throughout the country including $21M to 17 airports throughout Arizona.

On June 5, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced more than $840M in grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve infrastructure at airports throughout the country. This includes more than $21M to 17 airports throughout Arizona.

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) issues grants to public agencies and private owners for infrastructure improvement projects. This is the first allocation of $3.19 billion to be awarded, according to the USDOT press release.

"This significant investment in airport improvements will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation," said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Grants have been issued for projects that include runway rehabilitation, runway construction, maintaining taxiways, aprons and terminals. According the USDOT, "the construction and equipment supported by this funding increase the airports' safety, emergency response capabilities, and capacity, and could support further economic growth and development within each airport's region."

The list of Arizona projects awarded in this round are:

Eric Marcus Municipal Airport: $673,844 to install perimeter fencing

Bagdad: $209,438 for runway reconstruction

Benson Municipal: $600,000 to install perimeter fencing

Buckeye Municipal: $1,690,907 to rehabilitate the taxiway

Chandler Municipal: $367,842 to update airport master plan study

Cottonwood: $300,000 to update airport master plan study

Bisbee Douglas International: $397,652 to reconstruct runway lighting

Holbrook Municipal: $150,000 for runway reconstruction

Kayenta: $200,000 to rehabilitate the apron

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway: $6,555,468 to reconstruct the taxiway

Nogales International: $850,735 to reconstruct the taxiway and rehabilitate the Runway

Phoenix Sky Harbor International: $3,699,500 to reconstruct the apron

Polacca: $394,289 to reconstruct the runway

Ernest A Love Field: $807,500 to reconstruct taxiways A, B4 and C

Scottsdale: $850,000 to rehabilitate runway lighting

Sedona: $200,332 to reconstruct the apron

Window Rock: $3,127,911 to reconstruct the runway

CEG