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Oklahoma lands nearly $16M for airport construction projects

Posted at 9:37 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 13:20:47-04

TULSA, Okla.  — The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission announced Wednesday the state landed nearly $16 million for airport construction projects expected to begin this fall.

The 14 grants are funded by the Airport Improvement Program of the Federal Aviation Administration and the CARES Act, according to the agency.

Officials said the state will use the grants for critical infrastructure and safety projects including:

  • constructing and repairing runways and taxiways
  • installing airport lighting and signage
  • conducting airport master plan studies
  • installing perimeter fencing
These grants are critical to the success of our airport infrastructure and driving Oklahoma to be a Top Ten state in aviation and aerospace. Both nationally and globally, businesses are taking an increased notice in Oklahoma's industry-friendly environment and pioneering spirit. As we continue to develop our reputation as a fly-to state, this new investment will allow us to invest in critical infrastructure and actively improve our state's transportation assets with the future of our state, industry and people in mind.
Governor Kevin Stitt

For more information, visit the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's website.

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