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