$20M in Federal grants coming to Kansas airports

Ted Woodward
February 19, 2020 - 12:02 pm
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The U.S. Department of Transportation will award more than $20 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants to 27 airports in Kansas.

“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,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

The Trump Administration says it has invested $11.42 billion in more than 2,000 American airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017.

The grants to airports in Kansas include:

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

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

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

$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.

$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.

“America’s airports provide a gateway to the world for our citizens while at the same time delivering first impressions of the United States to visitors from abroad,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. “It’s in our national interest to make them the crown jewel in our transportation system.”

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