Reid Announces $5.4 Million For Nevada Airports

Las Vegas, NV — (RealEstateRama) — Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced $5,473,224 in U.S. Department of Transportation grants to improve and modernize airports throughout the Silver State. The grants will fund projects at Las Vegas’ McCarran International, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Battle Mountain Airports. Senator Reid has secured nearly $18 million in funding for Nevada’s airports so far this year.

Transportation is key to Nevada’s growth and is a driver of the Silver State’s economic engine. These funds are necessary for us to meet the demands brought on by our state’s continued growth and vital for our ability to keep building on that successful expansion,” said Senator Reid. “This money will allow airports across the state to upgrade their facilities and make numerous improvements to runways and other airfield equipment.  I’ve spent my career working to advance and enhance Nevada’s airports and it is essential that we keep investing in our infrastructure needs.  I thank the Department of Transportation for partnering with me to invest in Nevada’s bright transportation future.”

Grant Breakdown:

McCarran International Airport ($1,500,000): This project will fund an airfield geometry study to address runway and taxiway configurations as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) Program.

North Las Vegas Airport ($1,406,250): This project will fund a study to identify mitigation alternatives to address runway/taxiway geometric configurations as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Runway Incursion Mitigation Program.

Boulder City Municipal Airport ($1,642,928): This project will fund the fourth and final phase of 24,000 feet of drainage improvements needed to handle stormwater runoff on airfield surfaces.  This project will also fund design for reconstruction of 41,000 square yards of the existing transient apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.

Battle Mountain Airport ($924,046): This project will fund crack filling, seal coating and new pavement markings to rehabilitate 7,300 feet of Runway 03/21 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.  This project will also fund crack filling, seal coating and new pavement markings to rehabilitate 7,299 feet of Runway 12/30 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. In addition, this project will fund crack filling, seal coating and new pavement markings to rehabilitate 8,000 feet of Taxiways A, B, C and connectors to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.  Finally, this project will fund crack filling, seal coating and new pavement markings to rehabilitate 16,000 square yards of the existing apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.

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