FAA grants $120 million to 26 airports for construction projects

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $120 million in airport infrastructure grants for 26 airports in California.

“This significant investment in airport improvements in California will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao stated.

The grants include the following awards:

– Two grants totaling $40.05 million to Los Angeles International Airport; $35.62 million for taxiway construction and $4.43 million for sound insulation for residences in high-noise areas near the airport.

– Two grants totaling $13.50 million to San Francisco International Airport; $7.11 million for electrical system upgrades to an airfield lighting building and $6.37 million for sound insulation for residences in high-noise areas near the airport.

– Two grants totaling $11,079,941 to San Diego International Airport; $9.72 million for sound insulation for residences in high-noise areas near the airport and $1.36 million to expand the terminal building.

– $9.98 million to Van Nuys Airport for taxiway reconstruction.

– $8.53 million  to Long Beach Airport for taxiway reconstruction.

– $5.21 million to Hollister Municipal Airport to build a taxiway.

– $5.12 million  to Monterey Regional Airport for taxiway and apron reconstruction.

– $4.18 million to Gillespie Field in San Diego to improve airport drainage.

– Two grants totaling $3.71 million to Ukiah Municipal Airport for runway reconstruction.

– $2.62 million to Ontario International Airport for runway improvements and removing obstructions.

– $2.25 million to French Valley Airport in Riverside County for runway and taxiway improvements.

– $2.14 million to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana to modify the terminal building.

– $1.76 million to Lone Pine/Death Valley Airport for runway improvements.

– $1.60 million to Chemehuevi Valley Airport in Havasu Lake for runway improvements.

– $1.54 million to Buchanan Field in Concord for runway repairs and runway lighting improvements.

– $1.22 million to Brackett Field in La Verne for apron reconstruction.

– $1.13 million to Stockton Metropolitan Airport for runway and taxiway improvements.

– $998,576 to Yolo County Airport in Davis to improve airport drainage.

– $715,007 to Jack McNamara Field in Crescent City to improve the runway safety area and construct a terminal building.

– $572,952 to Bishop Airport for taxiway repairs.

– $530,826 to University Airport in Davis to widen the runway and install a runway guidance system.

– $460,000 to Nervino Airport in Beckwourth to improve the fuel farm.

– $422,356 to Fall River Mills Airport for runway, taxiway and access road improvements.

– $315,000 to Southern California Logistics Airport to install weather-reporting equipment.

– $300,000 to Wasco-Kern County Airport runway, taxiway and apron improvements.

– $65,000 to Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville for taxiway improvements.

The FAA will award grants to 354 airports in 44 states and two territories–Micronesia and Puerto Rico. Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals.

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