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Hickenlooper, Bennet Welcome $38 Million for Colorado Airport Improvements

Jul 21, 2023

Projects will help airports in Grand Junction, Craig, and across the state upgrade critical infrastructure, streamline operations, and improve safety for passengers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet celebrated an additional $38 million for infrastructure improvements at Colorado airports through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). 

“Our airports are the gateway to communities across Colorado. These improvements will keep our rural communities connected,” said Hickenlooper. 

“Colorado’s regional and municipal airports help connect communities and fuel local economies. I welcome this funding that will support much-needed upgrades to improve safety and expand capacity at airports around the state,” said Bennet.

In 2023 alone, the FAA’s AIP has awarded over $87 million to airports across Colorado to improve runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, marking, and facilities.

For more information about the AIP, click HERE. For details on the most recent announcement of AIP grants for Colorado airports, see below:

AkronColorado Plains RegionalAKOExpand Apron$176,212
CortezCortez MunicipalCEZExpand Apron$193,705
CraigCraig-MoffatCAGInstall Miscellaneous, NAVAIDS, Reconstruct Taxiway, Improve Airport Drainage/Erosion Control, Reconstruct Runway, Lighting, Reconstruct Runway, Expand Apron$5,836,775
EagleEagle County RegionalEGEReconstruct Taxiway, Lighting, Rehabilitate Taxiway$9,149,024
Grand JunctionGrand Junction RegionalGJTConstruct Runway$13,504,273
HaydenYampa ValleyHDNReconstruct Taxiway, Lighting, Rehabilitate Taxiway$585,000
PuebloPueblo MemorialPUBReconstruct Taxiway, Lighting, Rehabilitate Taxiway$9,316,522


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