Grants help Wyoming airports
11 airports receive funds from Department of Transportation
by Wyoming Delegation
March 7, 2010
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., said that 11 Wyoming airports will improve travel through the state’s skies and better meet increasing transportation needs in rural areas thanks to more than $7.3 million recently awarded in grants.
The Department of Transportation is distributing grants through the Federal Aviation Administration to airports in Afton, Casper, Cheyenne, Fort Bridger, Hulett, Jackson, Kemmerer, Newcastle, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Sheridan.
"These funds help Wyoming airports keep up with increasing air traffic and help promote travel throughout our beautiful state. Funding our airports opens more opportunities for Wyoming and also opens our state so more people can experience it," Enzi said.
"Improving Wyoming’s airports is good for business, good for travel and good for the economy," said Barrasso. "These grants will make it easier for residents and visitors to travel across our state."
"Our state’s airports are a critical link in our growing economy," Lummis said. "These grants will go a long way in improving safety and preparing for future growth. This is a great day for the tens of thousands of Wyoming people served by these airports."
- The Afton Municipal Airport will receive more than $229,000 to install perimeter fencing.
- The Casper/Natrona County International Airport in Casper will receive more than $872,000 to rehabilitate taxiway A.
- The Cheyenne Regional Airport/Jerry Olson Field will receive more than $687,000 to rehabilitate taxiways A3 and B2.
- The Fort Bridger Airport will receive $75,000 to construct a snow removal equipment building.
- The Hulett Municipal Airport will receive more than $114,000 to update the airport master plan to help identify future needs.
- The Jackson Hole Airport Board will receive more than $1.1 million to reimburse them for a portion of a construction project to expand the terminal building on the Jackson Hole Airport.
- The Kemmerer Municipal Airport will receive more than $2.6 million to reconstruct runway 16/34.
- Mondell Field in Newcastle will receive more than $214,000 to extend a runway and update the terminal area plan.
- The Riverton Regional Airport will receive more than $351,000 to conduct a master plan study to help identify future needs.
- The Rock Springs-Sweetwater County Airport will receive $500,000 to purchase snow removal equipment and fund the construction of taxiway F.
- The Sheridan County Airport will receive more than $542,000 to rehabilitate runway 14/32.