Airport to be Awarded $1.7 Million from FAA
Boulder City, NV – Boulder City Airport is happy to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has notified staff of plans award the airport $1,741,762 for the Taxiway “A” Reconstruction and Realignment project. Plans include replacing deteriorated pavement and bringing the facility up to the required FAA design standard, improving safety on the airfield.
The project will also include an upgrade to the Runway 9/27 lights by replacing the existing halogen lights with LEDs, making the airport more energy efficient. The Airport electrical vault will also be upgraded, and the aging transformer will be replaced. “These upgrades are critical to helping keep pilots safe and making our Airport a more sustainable entity,” said Al Noyola, City Manager of Boulder City. “I applaud the staff at the Airport for their hard work and diligence on obtaining funding for these upgrades.”
“Safety is our number one concern here,” said Jennifer Lopez, Manager of Boulder City Airport. “This project will improve safety, and also help us maintain good standing with the FAA. We appreciate our federal lawmakers who pressed for funding for Boulder City Airport.”
The entire project is estimated to cost $2.3 million. In September, additional discretionary funds could be released. Staff hope to hear soon if the Airport will be eligible for full funding, but are prepared to scale back parts of the project if necessary.
The FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) provides grant funding to public airports to maintain and bolster aviation safety and infrastructure. Funding is based on project needs and passenger traffic volume. You can learn more about the program at https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/.