Udall, Heinrich Announce $23 Million For NM Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have announced more than $23 million in grants to support air transportation infrastructure at 26 airports across New Mexico, including $236,276 for reconstruction of 6,500 feet of perimeter fence at the Los Alamos County Airport.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Air Improvement Program grants to fund airport rehabilitation and provide critical new equipment.
“New Mexico’s airports drive local economic growth, and maintaining them is critical to building robust communities in every part of our state,” Udall said. “These grants will enable our airports to update crucial infrastructure, expand in capacity, and ensure that New Mexico remains a hub for visitors and business travelers alike. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Commerce committees, I’ll keep fighting for funding for New Mexico’s infrastructure to create jobs and support tourism throughout the state.”
“Our local airports connect communities all across New Mexico to tourism, business opportunities, and commercial aviation. I’m proud to support these critical investments to modernize their infrastructure and improve safety,” Heinrich said. “I will continue to support critical infrastructure investments like this that build the foundation for long-term economic growth and job creation in our state.”
Projects Awarded Funding:
Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport: To Improve Runway Safety Area and Improve Erosion Control – $391,698
Albuquerque International Sunport: Reconstruct Taxiway – $4,250,000
Aztec Municipal Airport: Install New Runway Lighting System and Design New Vertical/Visual Guidance System – $115,000
Carrizozo Municipal Airport: Preliminary Design of Reconstruction of 6,000 Square Feet of Existing Pavement – $46,517
Cavern City Air Terminal Airport: Reconstruct 2,500 feet of Taxiway Pavement – $930,644
Clayton Municipal Airpark: Install Miscellaneous NAVAIDS and Rehabilitate Runway – $4,563,832
Clovis Municipal Airport: Reconstruct 19,600 Square Yards of Commercial Service Apron and Rehabilitate 5,700 Feet of Runway – $4,350,000
Crownpoint Airport: Rehabilitate 5,820 Feet of Runway – $300,000
Doña Ana County International Jetport: Install Drainage Improvements – $150,000
Double Eagle II Airport: Reconstruct Taxiways – $2,628,089
Fort Sumner Municipal Airport: Design 2,500 Foot Taxiway for Aircraft Hangars – $57,000 Grants-Milan Municipal Airport: Rehabilitate 25,230
Square Yards of General Aviation Pavement – $150,000
Las Cruces International Airport: Plan Rehabilitation of Existing General Aviation Apron – $150,000
Las Vegas Municipal Airport: Install New Runway and Vertical/Visual Guidance System – $245,450
Lea County/Jal Airport: Reconstruct 4,500 Feet of Taxiway Pavement – $36,000
Lea County/Jal Airport: Replace the Airfield Lighting Electrical Vault – $180,000
Lea County-Zip Franklin Memorial Airport: Rehabilitate 9,500 Square Yards of South Apron – $195,822
Los Alamos Airport: Reconstruct 6,500 Feet of Perimeter Fence – $236,276
Ohkay Owingeh Airport: Install 4,500 Feet of Perimeter Fence – $161,100
Moriarty Municipal Airport: Reconstruct 21,000 Square Yards of West General Aviation Apron – $905,000
Portales Municipal Airport: Design Reconstruction of 10,200 Feet of Runway – $124,084
Raton Municipal/Crews Field Airport: Reconstruct 2,400 Feet of Taxiway – $675,000
Roswell International Air Center: Rehabilitate 9,900 Feet of Runway – $1,185,171
Socorro Municipal Airport: Replace Airfield Lighting Electrical Vault – $180,000
Springer Municipal Airport: Rehabilitate 5,003 Feet of Runway and 3,500 Square Yards of Existing Apron – $300,600
Taos Regional Airport: Design Reconstruction of 5,000 Feet of Taxiway Pavement – $89,252
Vaughn Municipal Airport: Rehabilitate 5,150 Feet of Runway – $247,500

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