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Hickenlooper, Bennet Welcome First Installments of Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Colorado Airports, Highways & Bridges

Dec 16, 2021

This Year, Airports Across Colorado Will Receive Over $86 Million While Highways & Bridge Projects Will Receive Over $716 Million

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet welcomed over $86 million in funding for Colorado airports and over $716 million for highway and bridge projects for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that President Joe Biden signed into law last month. Including this initial allocation for FY22, Colorado will receive roughly $430 million for airports and roughly $3.5 billion for highway and bridge projects over the next five years from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. 

“Getting our Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill done was huge, but the job’s not finished until we get the funding where it’s needed most,” said Hickenlooper. “This first investment for roads, bridges, and airports will strengthen our infrastructure and create jobs in communities across the state.”

“I’m pleased to see this much-needed funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill coming to Colorado’s airports, highways, and bridges over the next five years,” said Bennet. “This funding will help create jobs, bolster our state’s economy, and better serve our growing Colorado communities. ”

“We are grateful for the support of Senator Bennet and Colorado’s congressional delegation,” said Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington. “This grant will provide much-needed funding for DEN’s infrastructure projects and will go a long way in helping us prepare for the exponential growth we are experiencing.”

“These much-needed funds will support a record construction season that we are planning for Colorado next year,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “Thanks to the expanded resources made available by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we are poised to build on our unprecedented state-level modernization bill passed by the Colorado state legislature and signed by Governor Polis this Spring to move even more quickly in delivering our 10-year project plan.”

More information about the airport funding in the IIJA is available HERE. A fact sheet on how the IIJA will deliver for transportation projects in Colorado is available HERE. A breakdown of how much each Colorado airport will receive for FY22 and again in Fiscal Year 2023 is available below. 

LOCIDAirport NameCityTotal
DENDenver InternationalDenver$                      59,164,109
COSCity of Colorado Springs MunicipalColorado Springs$                        4,409,674
ASEAspen-Pitkin County/Sardy FieldAspen$                        2,582,155
GJTGrand Junction RegionalGrand Junction$                        2,242,202
DRODurango-La Plata CountyDurango$                        1,921,731
EGEEagle County RegionalEagle$                        1,899,256
MTJMontrose RegionalMontrose$                        1,705,211
HDNYampa ValleyHayden$                        1,399,975
GUCGunnison-Crested Butte RegionalGunnison$                        1,023,462
PUBPueblo MemorialPueblo$                        1,007,930
ALSSan Luis Valley Regional/Bergman FieldAlamosa$                        1,006,513
APACentennialDenver$                           763,000
BJCRocky Mountain MetropolitanDenver$                           763,000
FLYMeadow LakeColorado Springs$                           295,000
CFOColorado Air and Space PortDenver$                           295,000
FNLNorthern Colorado RegionalFort Collins/Loveland$                           295,000
GXYGreeley-Weld CountyGreeley$                           295,000
LMOVance BrandLongmont$                           295,000
RILRifle Garfield CountyRifle$                           295,000
SBSSteamboat Springs/Bob Adams FieldSteamboat Springs$                           295,000
BDUBoulder MunicipalBoulder$                           159,000
AEJCentral Colorado RegionalBuena Vista$                           159,000
ITRKit Carson CountyBurlington$                           159,000
1V6Fremont CountyCanon City$                           159,000
CEZCortez MunicipalCortez$                           159,000
CAGCraig-MoffatCraig$                           159,000
AJZBlake FieldDelta$                           159,000
EIKErie MunicipalErie$                           159,000
FMMFort Morgan MunicipalFort Morgan$                           159,000
LHXLa Junta MunicipalLa Junta$                           159,000
LAALamar MunicipalLamar$                           159,000
LICLimon MunicipalLimon$                           159,000
MVIMonte Vista MunicipalMonte Vista$                           159,000
PSOStevens FieldPagosa Springs$                           159,000
ANKSalida Airport Harriett Alexander FieldSalida$                           159,000
STKSterling MunicipalSterling$                           159,000
TEXTelluride RegionalTelluride$                           159,000
4V1Spanish Peaks AirfieldWalsenburg$                           159,000
2V5Wray MunicipalWray$                           159,000
AKOColorado Plains RegionalAkron$                           110,000
GNBGranby-Grand CountyGranby$                           110,000
HEQHolyokeHolyoke$                           110,000
20VMc Elroy AirfieldKremmling$                           110,000
LXVLake CountyLeadville$                           110,000
EEOMeeker Coulter FieldMeeker$                           110,000
AIBHopkins FieldNucla$                           110,000
4V0RangelyRangely$                           110,000
TADPerry StokesTrinidad$                           110,000
2V6Yuma MunicipalYuma$                           110,000

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