Local Airports Receive Airport Improvement Funds

A dozen airports have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program funding to repair or improve facilities and enhance air ambulance access.

The projects selected for this Kansas Department of Transportation program will receive a combined total of up to $2 million in fiscal year 2017. KAIP requires airport sponsors to pay a minimum of five percent of the total project costs up to a maximum of 50 percent, depending on the project category. KDOT’s Division of Aviation, which manages the program, received 114 applications for projects totaling $38.7 million.

Airports in our listening area who received funds include:

Beloit – $25,500 for the installation of precision approach lighting.

Concordia – $31,750 for milling and overlay work on the runway.

Smith Center – $30,000 to replace obsolete weather sensor components.