DENVER – 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.