WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Select airports throughout the state of Kansas receive a total of $11 million for improvement projects.
It was announced Wednesday that 66 airport projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Plan (KAIP) funding for the planning, construction or rehabilitation of public-use general aviation airports.
A press release from the governor’s office says the aviation industry accounts for more than $20.6 billion in economic impact in Kansas.
“Every mode of transportation is a link to the economic vitality of the state,” said Calvin Reed, secretary of transportation. “These airport improvements are just a few of many important efforts to boost the aviation industry throughout Kansas.”
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has received 153 applications for a total project value of more than $66 million for this round of KAIP grants. The projects were evaluated for their impact on flight safety, economic growth and regional benefits.
Here are the approved airport projects:
- Allen County – Replace Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), $153,000; taxiway rehabilitation, $157,500
- Amelia EarhartCity of Atchison– Build an automated gate, $42,075
- Chanuto – Reconstruction of the north apron, $424,570; perimeter fence, $180,000
- Cheyenne County – Replace AWOS system, $153,000
- Coffeyville – Crack seal and observation trail, $42,750 design, $229,500 build
- Colonel James JabaraWichita – Taxiway relocation/expansion, $114,000 design, $800,160 build
- Comanches county – Preserve concrete runway, $19,000 design, $225,000 build
- Cook Airport, Rose Hill – Used Jet A truck, $30,000; electric hose reel for MOGAS pump, $3,000; Parking ramp, $148,500; sidewalk repairs, $18,000
- Jack Thomas memorialEl Dorado – Replace fuel system, $10,800
- Elkhart Morton County – Rehabilitate the terminal building, $29,750
- Town of Fort Scott – Taxiway rehabilitation, $57,600
- gardner – Taxiway, $47,500 design, $99,000 build
- Garnet – Replace fuel system, $90,000; terminal rehabilitation, $15,300
- Municipality of Great Bend – Replace primary wind cone, $5,588
- Town of Harper – Replace fuel farm card reader, $21,250
- Hay Regional – Floor repair materials, $25,500; upgrade security and access gates, $21,250; ARFF station gate automation, $17,000
- Hugoton City Hall – AWOS upgrade, $5,700 design; $165,600 build; fuel dispenser, $4,750 design, $40,950 build
- Regional Hutchinson – Install a wildlife dig barrier for the perimeter fence, $32,504
- Independence Municipal – Airport beacon/tower, $23,750 design, $112,500 build
- Johnson County Executive – Floor maintenance materials, $13,600; southwest fence, $129,600; north fence, $156,150
- Kinsley Municipal – Fuel Farm Card Reader, $13,500
- regional Lorenzo – Airport master plan upgrade, $360,000; apron rehabilitation, $130,500 design, $800,000 build; track extension, $99,750 design
- Lyon-Rice County Hall – Fuel system. $23,750 design, $282,600 build
- Mark Hoard memorialLeoti – AWOS III, $163,764
- Medicine lodge – AWOS upgrade, $5,700 design, $165,600 build
- Municipality of Moctezuma – Seal, patch, overlay and striped walkway, $792,700
- Moundridge Town Hall – Resurface runway, $720,000
- New Century Air Center, Johnson County – Airport Electrical Vault Building, $89,300 design, $338,400 build; rehabilitation of a central portion of the west apron, $133,000 design, $800,000 construction; maintenance materials, $13,600
- Norton City Hall – Replace and transfer AWOS, $153,000
- Oakley Town Hall – Replace beacon and tower, $76,500
- Regional Pratt – Yard and hangar area rehabilitation, design $59,850, build $653,400
- Campo ShalzColby – Self-Serve Fuel Pump Card Station, $16,200
- Syracuse-Hamilton County – Replace fuel system, $66,500 design, $486,000 build; replace AWOS, $121,500
- Municipal Tribune – Remove telecommunications tower to mitigate runway obstruction, $72,000
- Municipal of Wamego – Airport Development Plan/Master Plan (Phase II), $66,500; rebuild the apron and connecting taxiway, $468,000
KAIP typically receives $5 million annually through the bipartisan Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE) and requires airport sponsors to participate in project costs by paying a minimum of 5% of the total project.
This year, the program has awarded a total project value of nearly $14.4 million.