May 24th 2021 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $898.9 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for infrastructure and safety projects at 447 airports.
Denver International Airport WEB FAA awards $898M in airport improvement grants

Denver International Airport

Grant projects funded through the AIP promote safety, efficiency, environmental stewardship, infrastructure, and security at the nation’s airports.

Examples of airports receiving grants for projects in this round include:
  • Denver International – $26.7 million to rehabilitate the pavement and lighting systems on Runway 16L/34R to enhance safe airfield operations during low-visibility conditions and to rehabilitate a taxiway.
  • Van Nuys – $18.9 million to resurface and seal the pavement for the airport’s primary Runway 16R/34L. Work is scheduled to begin in February 2022 and be completed in November 2022.
  • Scott AFB/MidAmerica in Belleville, Ill. – $12.6 million for expanding the terminal building to accommodate existing passenger demand and meet security and accessibility requirements. The security checkpoint is being relocated to the first floor of the terminal and expanded by an additional lane.
  • Bradley International in Windsor Locks, Conn. – $11.3 million for reconstructing the Taxiway S and to bring the connector taxiways to current federal design standards.
The FAA will award more than 1,500 grants this year from the AIP, which receives approximately $3.2 billion in congressional funding each year.