Nearly thirty airports in Colorado are receiving grant funding, ranging in size from $88,000 to around $20 million, for a wide variety of terminal, taxiway, and apron upgrades, among other projects.
The money is coming through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program and is part of a larger $986 million in announced grants nationally.
The largest recipient of the Colorado grants is the Denver International Airport, which is receiving more than $20 million for the rehabilitation of a runway and taxiway, as well as voluntary airport low emissions infrastructure
The Durango-La Plata County Airport is getting more than $8.6 million to both reconstruct a taxiway and rehabilitate an apron.
Two separate runway construction projects at the Grand Junction Regional Airport are getting around $8.4 million; the Pueblo Memorial Airport is slated to receive just over $4.2 million to install perimeter fencing, while also paying for the completion of an airport master plan study.
Another master plan study, this one to be conducted at the San Luis Valley Regional Airport in Alamosa, is receiving just over $352,000 in grant support.
A project that will see the expansion of the main terminal building at the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport in the city of Gunnison will be getting $504,000 in grant funding.
The Montrose Regional Airport in Montrose is also getting $682,000 for the expansion of its terminal building.
The Airport Improvement Program was launched in 1982 and provides funding for any number of airport facility and infrastructure upgrade projects.
By Garry Boulard
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