Almost $12 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Grants has been awarded to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State including Fallon.
The grants totaling $11,907,786 will also fund projects at Las Vegas’ McCarran International, Ely/Yelland Field, Carson City, Henderson Executive, Austin and Mesquite airports.
The Fallon Municipal Airport is receiving a grant of $588,750 for the rehabilitation of 4,207 feet of Runway 13/31 to maintain the structural integrity of the surface and to minimize foreign object debris.
“Transportation is key to Nevada’s thriving tourism and business industries, and these funds will help us build on that success,” Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. “I’ve spent my career working to upgrade and expand Nevada’s airports because they are truly a driver of our state’s economic engine. This funding will prove especially vital to Nevada’s rural airports and help expand the critical infrastructure needed to meet the demands brought on by the state’s continued growth.”
The following is the grant breakdown:
McCarran International Airport, $4,800,000: This grant will fund the reconstruction of 38,700 square yards of the existing holding apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.
Ely/Yelland Field Airport, $2,849,476: This grant will fund reconstruction of 6,018 feet of the Runway 18/36 pavement that has reached the end of its useful life. It will also provide funding for phase 3 of a 4 phase project and includes the reconstruction of approximately 1,500 feet of the runway and the rehabilitation of 20,850 square yards of the existing apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.
Carson City Airport, $2,454,684: This grant will fund the rehabilitation of airport apron pavement.
Henderson Executive Airport, $835,680: This grant will fund the rehabilitation of 100,500 square yards of the existing north terminal aircraft parking apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement and the reconstruction of 37,200 square yards of the existing southeast terminal aircraft parking apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.
Austin Airport, $225,446: This grant will fund an update to the existing airport master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.
Mesquite Airport, $153,750: This grant will fund the engineering design for a project to install 16,600 feet of perimeter fence to protect the airport from unauthorized and inadvertent entry and wildlife hazards.