LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky airports are receiving more than $93 million in federal funds for expansions and major runway and taxiway improvements.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the funding as part of $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.
Federal grants are awarded to the following airports in Kentucky:
- $1,433,333 for Addington Field in Elizabethtown to install perimeter fencing.
- $166,666 for Kentucky Dam State Park Airport in Gilbertsville to rehabilitate a runway.
- $45,029,120 for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron to reconstruct and rehabilitate a taxiway and rehabilitate a runway and taxilane.
- $833,333 for Hancock Co-Ron Lewis Field in Lewisport to rehabilitate runway and taxiway lighting.
- $3,982,358 for Blue Grass Airport in Lexington to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway and improve a safety area.
- $24,093,095 to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to rehabilitate a runway, taxiway, and taxiway lighting, reconstruct a taxiway, and for noise mitigation measures.
- $400,000 for Middlesboro-Bell County Airport to acquire land for development.
- $16,313,391 for Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah for a terminal building and aircraft parking area construction.
- $2,293,307 for Sparta to construct a new airport.