Sep 11, 2009 3:43 PM by Bea Karnes

Colorado Springs Airport receives $7.2 million grant

Colorado Springs Airport will receive a $7.2 million grant to rehabilitate its taxiways. The funding is in addition to a $6.28 million grant the airport received in April through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Both grants will help pay for part of a larger program to repair the primary air carrier runway and associated taxiways at the airport.

The new grant was announced jointly today by U.S. senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.

"The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is an important piece of our state's transportation network, and I am proud to announce this grant to help keep the Pikes Peak region strong," Senator Udall said. "Combined with funding made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this grant will help finish construction, create jobs, and keep the airport running safely and efficiently."

"For the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport to continue to run safely and smoothly, maintaining runways and taxiways is critical," Senator Bennet said. "This funding will put people to work and help keep this Pikes Peak transportation hub operating the way it should."






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