37 Kansas Airports Receive Over $14M for Improvement Projects

By Trish Svoboda

Today Governor Laura Kelly announced $14.3 million is being allocated to 58 projects at 37 airports through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP).

“Improvements made to our aviation infrastructure are vital to local economies, even in rural parts of Kansas,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “These enhancements ensure that no matter where they are in the state, businesses and communities have every opportunity to grow and prosper.”

In this round of KAIP grants, 135 applications were submitted to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation seeking over $84 million for projects that focus on safety, pavement preservation, and air ambulance accessibility.

“These general aviation airport improvements couldn’t happen without local partners and KDOT working together,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed. “Programs like this help Kansans have access to renewed and reliable transportation options available to them in every region of the state.”

With local matching funds the KAIP project value exceeds $34 million.

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