FAA to award $19.6 million in grants to five Alaskan Airports, including Anchorage International

ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding about $19.6 million in infrastructure grants to five airports in Alaska.

The Alaska grants include awards of:

  • $9.3 million to the Kotlik Airport to expand a service road, reconstruct taxiway lighting, repair a taxiway, install miscellaneous navigational aids, and repair a runway and an apron.
  • $9,025,000 million to the South Naknek Airport to repair a runway, taxiway, and apron, install miscellaneous navigational aids, repair an access road, reconstruct runway lighting and install airport beacons.
  • $658,200 to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to reconstruct perimeter fencing.
  • $444,276 to the Sand Point Airport to purchase an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle.
  • $187,500 to the Fairbanks International Airport to conduct a ground transportation study.

“This significant investment in airport improvements in Alaska will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a release.

Last month during the first allotment, six airports across the state received money for infrastructure improvements. In all, Alaska airports received around $49,959,961 in grants.

In total, the FAA will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding for airports across the U.S.

There will be a total of 276 grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands, and Washington, D.C.

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