Udall, Heinrich Announce $23 Million Of Federal Funding For N.M. Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced more than $23 million in grants to support air transportation infrastructure at 26 airports across New Mexico. 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," said Udall. "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," said Heinrich. "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