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FAA announces $7.6M in grants for 5 Colorado airports

Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 07:42:52-04

DENVER (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded five Colorado airports $7.6 million in infrastructure grants.

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced in a Monday statement the FAA grants are going to Denver International, Durango-La Plata County, Lake County, Pueblo Memorial and Wray Municipal airports.

The FAA says DIA is getting $1.3 million to reduce aircraft emissions on the ground by connecting parked aircraft to central heating and cooling systems.

Durango gets $1.8 million to repair an airport ramp. Lake County, in Leadville, will receive $600,000 to repair a ramp and build a parking lot, and Pueblo receives $3 million for perimeter fencing.

Wray receives nearly $900,000 to build a taxiway.