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9 airports to receive funding under Kansas Airport Improvement Program

TOPEKA — Nine airports have been selected for funding under the second phase of the 2017 Kansas Airport Improvement Program.
The projects selected for the Kansas Department of Transportation program include runway improvement, fuel system installation, taxiway construction and more. The nine airport sponsors, which must provide a funding match ranging from 5 to 50 percent, will receive a total of $2.7 million in KAIP funding for projects costing an estimated $3.1 million.
“KAIP has not only funded key improvements at local airports, it has helped create a statewide aviation network that enhances both the health and economic well-being of the entire state,” said KDOT’s Director of Aviation Merrill Atwater.
Applications for KAIP funding regularly exceed available funds and this year was no exception. KDOT received 114 applications for projects totaling $38.7 million. Earlier this year under phase one of the fiscal year 2017 program, 12 projects were selected for $2.25 million of funding.
Communities selected for phase 2 funding and the amount requested include:
Anthony – Extend runway, $990,000
La Crosse – Repair runway, $607,433
Lyons – Install Automated Weather Observation System III, $103,500
Wakeeney – Runway modernization (lighting, striping, signage), $441,000
Stafford – Land acquisition for development, $27,075
Herrington – Construct airport fence, $21,000
Rose Hill-Cook Field – Relocate fuel system, construct ramp, $208,250
Lawrence – Reconstruct taxiway C, $154,800
Pleasanton – Install fuel system, $191,250