U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants to four New Mexico airports, including the Albuquerque Sunport.
"Federal grants are essential in helping airports make the improvements and upgrades needed to protect air travelers. The funding awarded today will be put to good use at these four New Mexico airports," Bingaman's said.
The following airports will receive grants:
$802,434 -- Albuquerque International Sunport: The grant will fund the design for rehabilitation of the north parallel taxiway to runway 8/26 and for rehabilitation of the south parallel taxiway to runway 8/26.
$307,800 -- Tucumcari Municipal Airport: The grant will fund the rehabilitation of the runway, which is needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.
$180,000 -- Santa Rosa Route 66 Airport: The grant will fund the installation of a wildlife perimeter fence to protect the airport from wildlife hazards.
$94,846 -- Taos Regional Airport: The grant will fund the final phase of the Environmental Impact Statement for the new crosswind runway.