September 3, 2008

Airports Receive Grants From Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission

Eight airports have received grants through the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's Capital Improvement Program.

The Ardmore Municipal Airport was awarded a $80,500 grant for the installation of high-intensity runway lights along the primary runway that is under construction.

A grant of $108,000 was approved for Eaker Field in Durant to help pay for grading the runway's safety area, relocating and installing new medium-intensity runway lights, and realigning the parallel taxiway system.

The commission awarded a $220,000 grant to the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport for the extension of two taxilanes in the airport's T-hangar area.

A $450,000 grant was issued to the University of Oklahoma's Max Westheimer Airport in Norman for an asphalt overlay project on runway 17/35 and for crack seal and seal projects on the airport's main apron and taxiway.

Oklahoma City's Wiley Post Airport received a $450,000 grant to strengthen the pavement on two of its taxiways as well as construct an extension to a third taxiway that also includes purchasing and installing taxiway lighting.

Commissioners approved a $300,000 grant for the Ponca City Regional Airport to realign a portion of the parallel taxiway so that it joins up with the airport's previous taxiway.

William R. Pogue Municipal Airport in Sand Springs received an $87,000 to purchase 23 acres of land within the runway protection zone.

Commissioners also approved a $240,000 grant for Thomas P. Stafford Airport in Weatherford to expand the main aircraft parking apron, relocating hangars from the terminal apron and construct hangar taxilanes.

Originally published by Journal Record Staff.

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