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Governor Kelly Announces More Than $14 Million to Improve 37 Kansas Airports

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly

Governor Laura Kelly has announced that 58 projects at 37 airports have been selected to receive $14.3 million through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP).

"Improvements made to our aviation infrastructure are vital to local economies, even in rural parts of Kansas," Governor Laura Kelly said. "These enhancements ensure that no matter where they are in the state, businesses and communities have every opportunity to grow and prosper."

The Kansas Department of Transportation's Division of Aviation received 135 applications seeking more than $84 million for projects in this round of KAIP grants. The selected projects focus on pavement preservation, safety and air ambulance accessibility.

"These general aviation airport improvements couldn't happen without local partners and KDOT working together," said Kansas Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed. "Programs like this help Kansans have access to renewed and reliable transportation options available to them in every region of the state."

Local matching funds are required, though the amount varies depending on the project. With the matching local funds, the total KAIP project value is more than $34 million.

Approved 2024 Kansas Airport Improvement Program projects include $675,000 for a taxilane project at Ellsworth Municipal Airport, $125,460 to replace AWOS and $41,400 for upgrading the fuel pump, fuel filters, hose reel and credit card reader for the fuel system at Larned Pawnee County Airport, $36,100 for the design of runway 17/35 pavement repair project and $763,740 for the construction phase of runway 17/35 pavement crack repair, milling and marking project at Lucas Airport, and $44,200 for taxilane pavement repairs at Rush County Airport in Rush Center.

(Information courtesy Office of the Governor.)