Florida airports awarded $93.6 million infrastructure grant

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $93.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to more than 14 airports in Florida.

The grant is part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The following airports will receive a grant:

  • Avon Park Executive – $1.43 million– grant funds will be used to rehabilitate Taxiway F and install taxiway lighting.
  • St Pete-Clearwater International – $19.75 million – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate Runway 18-36.
  • Fort Lauderdale Executive – $5.21 million – grant funds will be used to construct Taxiway F.
  • Gainesville Regional – $12.16 million – grant funds will be used to expand the terminal building.
  • Immokalee Regional Airport – $210,209 – grant funds will be used on an extension project for Taxiway C.
  • Lakeland Linder International – $10.30 million – grant funds will be used to strengthen Runway 9/27 and reconstruct runway lighting.
  • Lake Wales Municipal – $103,500 – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate an aircraft parking area and conduct a wildlife hazard assessment.
  • Marco Island Executive – $645,513 – grant funds will be used to construct an aircraft parking area.
  • Merritt Island – $2.82 million – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate Runway 11/29 and reconstruct aircraft parking area.
  • Orlando International Airport – $21.33 million – grant funds will be used to rehabilitate Runway 18L-36R.
  • Ormond Beach International – $3.32 million – grant funds will be used to install lighting on Runway 08-26 and extend Runway 9-27.
  • Northwest Florida Beaches – $10.57 million – grant funds will be used to expand terminal building and construct taxiway and airport parking area.
  • Tallahassee International – $1.78 million – grant funds will be used to expand the terminal building.
  • North Palm Beach County General Aviation – $743,198 – grant funds will be used to conduct an environmental study for Runway 14-32 expansion.
  • Palm Beach County Park – $600,000 – grant funds will be used to conduct a noise compatibility plan study.
  • Palm Beach International – $2.6 million – grant funds will be used to expand service road, rehabilitate terminal building, modify terminal building, and develop a sustainable management plan.

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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