Laramie Regional Airport Awarded Infrastructure Grant
Laramie Regional Airport is one of three Wyoming airports that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $9.7 million in Airport Improvement Program 232 grants.
The Laramie Regional Airport will receive $2,000,036 to renovate and expand the terminal building. The Casper/Natrona County International Airport will get $7,385,000 to rehabilitate an apron. The Cheyenne Regional Airport/Jerry Olsen Field was awarded $350,000 to reconstruct a runway (design); and
This is in addition to $20 million awarded to 16 airports in Wyoming June 5, June 24 and July 9. The grant funding will be administered by the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.
The U.S. transportation infrastructure, with its 3,332 airports and 5,000 paved runways as an essential component, increases the country’s competitiveness and improves the traveling public’s quality of life.
In addition to administering the funding, WYDOT’s Aeronautics Division represents and advocates for projects for local governments. The Aeronautics Division is also involved with the planning and engineering of these projects.
All of the projects put forward in the planning phase are approved by the Wyoming Aeronautics Commission through the Aeronautics Division’s Wyoming Aviation Capital Improvement Program. Projects are thoroughly vetted and all necessary information has been coordinated before grant applications are made.
The FAA typically awards between $30-35 million to Wyoming airports each year. The state gives an average of $8.5 million yearly to match federal and/or local funds for airport development.