Mark Udall congratulated Denver International Airport and the Pueblo Memorial Airport today on their receipt of more than $18.1 million funds for infrastructure improvements. The Federal Aviation Administration issued the competitive grants.
"Colorado's airports form critical links between Colorado and tourists and businesses across the country," Udall said. "These funds will provide for much-needed improvements to the Pueblo Memorial Airport and Denver International Airport. These grants also will help sustain these airports, which are critical economic drivers and job creators in and of themselves."
The grants were:
$6.1 million for the Pueblo Memorial Airport for runway construction
$6 million for the Denver International Airport for apron expansions
$6 million for the Denver International Airport for taxiway rehabilitation
The funds were issued as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program. These follow the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision earlier this week to award more than $15.6 million in competitive grant funds to 17 regional airports across Colorado.