Kentucky airports receive funding for infrastructure investments

Nine airports across Kentucky will invest in infrastructure projects thanks to grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). More than $93 million is coming to the Bluegrass State for safety improvements, expansions, major runways and taxiways.

The FAA awarded more than $1 billion to improve hundreds of airports across the U.S.

Map of national airport grant funding:

The Kentucky airports included:

  • $1,433,333 for Addington Field in Elizabethtown to install perimeter fencing
  • $166,666 for Kentucky Dam State Park Airport in Gilbertsville to rehabilitate a runway
  • $45,029,120 for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron to reconstruct and rehabilitate a taxiway and rehabilitate a runway and taxilane
  • $833,333 for Hancock Co-Ron Lewis Field in Lewisport to rehabilitate runway and taxiway lighting
  • $3,982,358 for Blue Grass Airport in Lexington to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway and improve a safety area
  • $24,093,095 to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to rehabilitate a runway, taxiway, and taxiway lighting, reconstruct a taxiway, and for noise mitigation measures
  • $400,000 for Middlesboro-Bell County Airport to acquire land for development
  • $16,313,391 for Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah for a terminal building and aircraft parking area construction
  • $2,293,307 for Sparta to construct a new airport

— Rachel Nix

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