Airport Receives Additional Infrastructure Grants

September 18, 2018
Brent S. Kyzer-McHenry 608-661-6442

$5.7 Million Awarded to Assist with Airfield Construction and Upgrade Projects

Madison – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $5.7 million in airport infrastructure grants to Dane County Regional Airport, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

The Federal assistance will be used to reconstruct and widen taxiways, install additional runway signage and markings, and add an additional taxiway to an existing secondary runway.

“Continued investments like this help make our busy airport even more safe and efficient for travelers,” County Executive Joe Parisi said. “These improvements will build on the success of our airport and strengthen its future.”

Airports receive a certain amount of AIP entitlement funding each year based on a formula using activity levels. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, the FAA may supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding based on project priorities.