State airports get $93 million for expansion, repairs

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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.

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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.

A complete listing of grants (PDF) and an interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.