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Governor Kelly Announces More than $14M to Improve 37 Kansas Airports

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By the Kansas Department of Transportation

 

TOPEKA, Kan. Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday, (March 5th) that 58 projects at 37 airports have been selected to receive $14.3 million 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.”

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation received 135 applications seeking more than $84 million for projects in this round of KAIP grants. The selected
projects focus on pavement preservation, safety, 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.”

Local matching funds are required, though the amount varies depending on the project. With the matching local funds, the total KAIP project value is more than $34 million.

Approved 2024 Kansas Airport Improvement Program projects:

Abilene Municipal Airport – $376,113
o $32,571 to replace a rotating beacon.
o $110,061 to replace Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS).
o $233,481 to replace a T-hangar.
Atkinson Municipal Airport, Pittsburg – $135,000
o $135,000 to replace AWOS.
Amelia Earhart Airport, Atchison – $479,522
o $479,522 state match of the local share of a runway construction project.
Augusta Municipal Airport – $74,520
o $74,520 for a hangar approach and foundation project.
Belleville Municipal Airport – $453,500
o $66,500 for a design of a pavement preservation project.
o $387,000 for the construction of a pavement preservation project, including crack fill, seal coat, and markings.
Coffey County Airport, Burlington – $93,500
o $93,500 for a hangar door replacement to eliminate ongoing maintenance problems.
Chanute Martin Johnson Airport, Chanute – $180,000
o $180,000 for phase 2 of the fence project to install chain-link fencing with barbed wire wildlife barrier.
Ellsworth Municipal Airport – $675,000
o $675,000 for taxilane project.
Emporia Municipal Airport – $906,000
o $114,000 for apron design to accommodate larger aircraft.
o $792,000 for apron construction to accommodate larger aircraft.
Gardner Municipal Airport – $798,500
o $76,000 for the design of a fuel system project.
o $722,500 for the construction phase of an above-ground fuel system and the removal of an underground fuel system.
Gove County Airport, Gove City – $142,200
o $142,200 to install AWOS.
Herrington Regional Airport – $170,000
o $170,000 state match to unfunded local share of runway edge lighting, precision approach path indicator (PAPI), and runway end identifier lights (REILs).
Hugoton Municipal Airport – $288,000
o $18,000 to crack seal runway 13/31.
o $270,000 for pavement repairs near the terminal and T-hangars.
Allen County Airport, Iola – $664,500
o $57,000 for the design of a drainage and earthwork project for the parallel taxiway.
o $607,500 for the construction of the drainage and earthwork project for a parallel taxiway.
Stanton County Municipal Airport, Johnson City – $144,000
o $144,000 to replace the AWOS.
Larned Pawnee County Airport, Larned – $166,860
o $125,460 to replace AWOS.
o $41,400 for upgrading the fuel pump, fuel filters, hose reel, and credit card reader for the fuel system.
Lawrence Regional Airport – $375,500
o $38,000 to design the rehabilitation of Taxiway C.
o $337,500 for the construction of the rehabilitation of Taxiway C.
Sherman Army Airfield, Leavenworth – $14,865
o $14,865 for fuel system modernization, including installing a credit card reader and electronic display.
Mark Hoard Memorial Airport, Leoti – $61,775
o $61,775 for fuel system repair and modernization.
Lucas Airport – $799,840
o $36,100 for the design of runway 17/35 pavement repair project.
o $763,740 for the construction phase of runway 17/35 pavement crack repair, milling, and marking project.
Marion Municipal Airport – $122,625
o $122,625 for runway 17/35 crack repair.
McPherson Airport – $351,000
o $351,000 for runway 18/36 joint, crack seal, minor spall repair, and isolated panel repairs.
Medicine Lodge Airport – $441,435
o $57,000 for the design of an airport lighting project.
o $384,435 to remove and replace runway and taxiway lights and regulator for airfield lighting modernization.
Johnson County Executive Airport, Olathe – $1,898,270
o $13,600 for crack seal and pavement maintenance materials.
o $800,000 for the reconstruction of the East-1 Apron.
o $284,670 to install 4,800 feet of 8-foot fencing with 3-strand barbed wire.
o $800,000 for taxilane pavement/East-4 apron reconstruction.
New Century Air Center, New Century (Johnson County) – $2,858,350
o $13,600 for crack seal and pavement maintenance materials.
o $460,800 for the reconstruction of Taxiway K from the runway hold line to Taxiway L.
o $206,150 for pavement reconstruction design of the north portion of the west apron.
o $800,000 for the construction portion of pavement reconstruction of the north portion of the west apron.
o $577,800 for taxilane and apron mill and overlay around east T-hangars.
o $800,000 for the reconstruction of the south section of the west apron.
Oberlin Municipal Airport – $126,000
o $126,000 to replace AWOS.
Osage City Municipal Airport – $50,000
o $50,000 for state match to local share of pavement rehabilitation and airfield lighting.
Pratt Regional Airport – $36,000
o $36,000 to replace the Ceilometer component on an AWOS.
Cook Airfield, Rose Hill – $22,500
o $22,500 for crack seal and pavement maintenance materials.
Rush County Airport, Rush Center – $44,200
o $44,200 for taxilane pavement repairs.
Satanta Municipal Airport – $45,000
o $45,000 to drill a well to support the pilot lounge, hangars, and aerial applicators.
Smith Center Municipal Airport – $318,500
o $66,500 for the design of pavement repairs of taxilanes east of the apron.
o $252,000 for the construction of pavement repairs of taxilanes east of the apron.
Syracuse-Hamilton County Airport, Syracuse – $23,850
o $23,850 for the crack seal of runway 13/31.
Ulysses Airport – $404,000
o $66,500 for the design of a fence project along the northwestern side of the airport.
o $337,500 for constructing a fence along the northwestern side of the airport.
Wellington Municipal Airport – $11,700
o $11,700 to replace the rotating beacon.
Colonel James Jabara Airport, Wichita – $360,000
o $360,000 for the design and construction of a chain-link security/wildlife fence on the east side of the field.
Strother Field, Winfield – $225,000
o $225,000 for joint seal and pavement repairs around the T-hangars north of the terminal.