2 Phoenix-area airports receive $17M in federal infrastructure grants

Jul 19, 2018, 8:25 PM
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PHOENIX — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $17 million in infrastructure grants to airports in the Phoenix-area, it was announced this week.

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will receive two different grant amounts — $9.8 million to extend a taxiway and $819,000 to update the airport’s master plan study — while the Phoenix Goodyear Airport will be awarded $6.5 million to reconstruct a taxiway.

The grants were part of $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration. It was the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding, the department announced.

“These Airport Improvement Program grants will ensure that safer, more efficient Phoenix-area airports remain economic engines and vital infrastructure components for their communities,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said in a statement.

These grants are important to the safety and efficiency of the nation’s system of airports, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told KTAR News 92.3 FM. 

“Maintaining the safety and efficiency of the nation’s airport system is one of our top priorities at the FAA,” he said, adding that the department tries to fund as many eligible projects as possible.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Madison Spence contributed to this report.

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2 Phoenix-area airports receive $17M in federal infrastructure grants