I.F., Pocatello airports to undergo improvements as part $37 million award


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The following is a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department.

BOISE – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded $37 million in grants to Idaho airports from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

In all, 24 recipients received 33 FAA-AIP grants to maintain and improve Idaho’s airport facilities. This is the culmination of a joint federal, state, and local airport process to address air transportation in Idaho.

“Idaho’s quality airport system requires regular investment,” Idaho Division of Aeronautics Administrator Mike Pape said. “With that level of interest and commitment, Idaho will keep and improve a world-renowned airport system that services the citizens of Idaho to meet goals for mobility, safety, and economic opportunity.”

Some highlights:

– Idaho’s six primary (passenger) airports received 14 grants for $28,961,834.
– Idaho’s federally eligible General Aviation airports received 18 grants for 17 airports for $7,619,553.
– The Idaho Division of Aeronautics received a grant for $410,000.

The state of Idaho, through ITD’s Division of Aeronautics, has provided an additional $1 million to assist airport owners in meeting the matching-funds obligation that is part of the FAA-AIP funding.

More than $22 million of the total was the result of grants for major projects at the following airports:

Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field
Rehabilitate Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Building

Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field
Rehabilitate Taxiway

Idaho Falls Regional
Rehabilitate Taxiway, Install Guidance Signs, Rehabilitate Taxiway

Lewiston-Nez Perce County
Construct buildings for Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting, Snow Removal Equipment

Lewiston-Nez Perce County
Acquire Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicle

Magic Valley Regional
Construct Taxiway, Acquire Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicle

McCall Municipal
Reconstruct Apron

Pocatello Regional
Rehabilitate Runway 03-21, Reconstruct Taxiway, Rehabilitate Runway 17-35, Rehabilitate Taxiway, Acquire Snow-Removal Equipment

CORRECTION:A previous version of this news release incorrectly stated the amount of grant money given to Idaho airports. The correct number is $7.6 million, not $47.6 million. ITD apologizes for the error.

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