DFW airport among trio awarded $76M by FAA for improvement projects
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $76 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants to Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood international airports.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will receive $31 million to construct 10,200 feet of the Northeast end-around taxiway system to eliminate the need for aircraft to cross active runways. The taxiways are expected to be completed in September 2025.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport will receive $25 million in reimbursement for Runway 9C/27C construction that includes site utilities, grading, and pavement work.
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport will receive $20 million for extending Runway 10R/28L to 8,000 feet. The extension allows higher service volume of aircraft and reduces traffic delays.
The AIP grants fund airport infrastructure projects such as runways, taxiways, airport signage, airport lighting, and airport markings. Annually, the grant program is funded for approximately $3.2 billion.
These are the first three grants of more than 1,500 grants to hundreds of U.S. airports that the FAA will issue this year.