LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Blue Grass Airport has received a grant to complete the final phrase of their taxiway safety enhancement program, according to airport officials.
On Thursday, Blue Grass Airport announced they were the recipient of an FAA grant.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the airport was awarded an $11 million federal competitive grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation. According to Senator McConnell’s office, he contacted the Federal Aviation Administration on behalf of their application and in support of this economic development project.
The funding will be used to support the completion of a new, 3,500-foot parallel taxiway at LEX as part of the final phase of a five-phase Taxiway Safety Improvement Program.
“This project – Phase V of the Taxiway Safety Enhancement Program – represents the culmination of seven years of planning, design, and construction efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of Blue Grass Airport,” said Eric J. Frankl, A.A.E., executive director of Blue Grass Airport.
Construction is already underway on a parking expansion project at the airport.