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More than $20 million awarded to improve safety, infrastructure at 27 KS airports

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Published: Feb. 19, 2020 at 3:49 PM CST
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The U.S. Secretary of Transportation announced Wednesday its commitment to award $20.5 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 27 airports in Kansas.

The benefit to Kansas airports is part of a $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the U.S.

The goal is to keep our nation's airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers."

“This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Grants awarded to Kansas airports

• $306,000 to Augusta Municipal Airport for runway reconstruction.

•$450,000 to Cimarron Municipal Airport for taxiway and apron reconstruction.

• $153,375 to Shalz Field in Colby to update the Airport Master Plan.

• $567,000 to Blosser Municipal Airport in Concordia for taxiway lighting work and to seal taxiway pavement.

• $393,078 to Captain Jack Thomas Memorial Airport in El Dorado to install a runway guidance system and for runway lighting construction.

• $180,993 to Emporia Municipal Airport to acquire land for aircraft approaches.

• $1.73 million to Garden City Regional Airport for runway rehabilitation and to install runway incursion markings.

• $600,000 to Gardner Municipal Airport to acquire land for aircraft approaches.

• $1.44 million to Hays Regional Airport to reconstruct runway lighting and airfield guidance signs and to install visual guidance systems.

• $220,500 to Clyde Cessna Field in Kingman for runway pavement sealing.

• $3.61 million to Lawrence Municipal Airport for runway rehabilitation.

• $5.47 million to Mark Hoard Memorial Airport in Leoti for runway

reconstruction and to install airport beacons, NAVAIDS, taxiway lighting and visual guidance systems.

• $150,000 to Lyons-Rice County Municipal Airport to update the Airport Master Plan.

• $202,500 to McPherson Airport to update the Airport Master Plan.

• $454,639 to Meade Municipal Airport for runway lighting reconstruction and to install NAVAIDS, airfield guidance signs and visual guidance systems.

• $93,060 to Medicine Lodge Airport to conduct an airport-related environmental study.

• $91,935 to Ottawa Municipal Airport to install NAVAIDS.

• $466,259 to Tri-City Airport in Parsons for taxiway construction.

• $279,000 to Phillipsburg Municipal Airport for parking lot and access road construction.

• $517,500 to Russell Municipal Airport for runway and taxiway sealing.

• $450,000 to Cheyanne County Municipal Airport in St. Francis for runway pavement sealing.

• $349,200 to Rooks County Regional Airport to acquire snow removal equipment.

• $600,000 to Syracuse-Hamilton County Municipal Airport for hangar modifications.

• $225,000 to Ulysses Airport to update the Airport Master Plan.

  • $375,567 to Colonel James Jabara Airport in Wichita to update the Airport Master Plan and for other studies. • $189,000 to Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita to conduct an airport study. • $494,263 to Strother Field in Winfield for taxiway rehabilitation and airport beacon reconstruction “Kansas airports are vital to the regional economies throughout Kansas, connecting communities large and small and providing necessary supplies and emergency medical services for rural areas across the state,” Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran says. “These grants will help fund needed repairs and expansions to multiple Kansas airports to continue providing efficient service to Kansans and continued development throughout the state.”
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