New Mexico to receive $8.3M in infrastructure grants for airports

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The U.S. Transportation Department announced on Tuesday that the Trump Administration will be awarding over $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through Federal Aviation Administration to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories. The department is awarding $8.3 million federal grants to 15 airports in New Mexico.

“This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The following airports in New Mexico will receive grants:

  • $2,370,000 for Albuquerque International Sunport Airport for infrastructure improvements and a zero emissions vehicle.
  • $1,890,779 for Roswell Air Center for taxiway rehabilitation.
  • $479,777 for Santa Rosa Route 66 Airport for taxiway reconstruction.
  • $398,316 for Springer Municipal Airport for building construction.
  • $362,382 for Angel Fire Airport to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
  • $333,333 for Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque to install perimeter fencing.
  • $327,553 for Lordsburg Municipal Airport to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
  • $318,888 for Socorro Municipal Airport to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
  • $232,266 for Artesia Municipal Airport to install navigational aids.
  • $230,830 for Grant County Airport for apron reconstruction.
  • $214,788 for Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport for lighting improvements.
  • $210,386 for Lea County-Zip Franklin Memorial Airport to install navigational aids.
  • $192,766 for Aztec Municipal Airport to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
  • $166,666 for Rancho Magdalena Airport for safety improvements.
  • $166,666 for Navajo Lake Airport in Navajo Dam to improve runway surfaces, including sealing.
  • $166,666 for Questa Municipal Nr 2 Airport for safety improvements.
  • $130,965 for Raton Municipal Airport/Crews Field to install navigational aids.
  • $118,409 for Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington for runway rehabilitation.

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