U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to repave one of the main runways at Salt Lake City International Airport.
“This grant will ensure Salt Lake City’s operations will remain safe and efficient,” Secretary LaHood said. “Making important investments in our aviation system promotes safety and economic growth in communities across the country.”
The FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will pay for repaving Runway 16L/34R, which is one of two primary runways at Salt Lake City. Work will begin in April 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in September 2013.
“Salt Lake City’s extreme winter weather is tough on runway surfaces,” said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “The FAA is committed to maintaining and enhancing the operational safety and efficiency of our nation’s airports.”
AIP provides $3.35 billion in annual funding for airport improvement projects that are vital to maintaining the safety, capacity and environmental stewardship of our nation’s airports. More than 3,300 airports are eligible for AIP grants benefiting commercial passengers, cargo operations and general aviation activities throughout the nation.