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Hickenlooper, Bennet Celebrate Over $40 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Funds for Colorado Airports

Feb 15, 2024

Funding will go toward terminal upgrades at Colorado’s busiest airports 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet celebrated $40.6 million in new funding from the Department of Transportation’s Airport Terminal Program to make infrastructure improvements at three Colorado airports: Denver International Airport, Colorado Springs Airport, and Centennial Airport.

“Colorado is a leader in business, innovation, outdoor rec, and so many areas. Our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will make sure our airports reflect that,” said Hickenlooper. “These terminal improvements will support Colorado’s economy and drive even more success.”

“Colorado’s airports connect our communities and fuel our economy,” said Bennet. “This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will help Denver, Colorado Springs, and Centennial make upgrades to improve safety and expand their capacity to better serve our growing communities.”

The funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has provided over $323 million to Colorado airports across the state for infrastructure improvements since being signed into law.

For more details on the announcement, see HERE or below:

Airport NameProject DescriptionFunding
Centennial Airport (APA)This award will fund a portion of a major renovation of the Air Traffic Control Tower including the elevator, HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, exterior structure, and interior upgrades$8,000,000
Denver International Airport (DEN)This award funds a portion of the baggage handling system replacement, including the control system.  The new system will improve energy efficiency and increase capacity.$26,600,000
Colorado Springs Airport (CSO)The Concourse Modernization is a complete remodel of the terminal concourse.  This award funds a portion of the renovation including holding areas, restrooms and public address system.  It will improve American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and increase energy efficiency.$6,000,000


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