Three Nevada airports, including two in Southern Nevada, will share $3.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grant money, Sen. Harry Reid’s office has announced.
Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday that Boulder City Municipal Airport would receive $1.6 million to fund a drainage system, crack repairs, seal coating and remarking to rehabilitate 4,800 feet of runway at the airport.
Grants also will repair cracks and seal coats for two runways and a taxiway at the Jean Airport. The $390,937 grant also will enable the purchase of lighted X’s that signal closed runways.
The remaining grant money will go to runway rehabilitation projects at Reno-Stead Airport.
“Improving Nevada’s airports is key to expanding the Silver State’s economy,” Reid said in a statement issued announcing the grants. “”I remain committed to ensuring every Nevada airport has the infrastructure it needs to meet the demands brought on by our state’s growth. Airports are the lifeblood for many the economy, especially in the more rural areas. I applaud the FAA for working with me to invest in Nevada’s economic future.”