Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Aviation Division has awarded grants to maintain rural airports in SW Kansas. The biggest amounts went to Leoti and Syracuse. Those airports received in excess of 600-thousand dollars. KDOT Aviation Director Jesse Romo believes this money helps in two main areas agriculture and emergency services.
All together 11 Southwest Kansas airports received a little more than 3 million dollars in grant money. Here is a list of what was awarded.
Dodge City – Maintain airfield pavements, $9,000
Hoxie – Design reconstruction of runway, $175,750
Hutchinson – Reconstruct ramp areas, $78,138
Osborne – Repair and Overlay Runway, $825,390
Leoti – Repair and overlay runways and ramp, $612,000
Lincoln – Design new runway, $123,500
Montezuma – Reconstruct taxiway section, $170,910
Norton – Tower obstruction mitigation, $22,500
Pratt – Repair and seal taxiways, $162,090
Syracuse – Overlay and remark runway and taxi lane, $646,785
Tribune – Repair and mark runway, taxiway and ramp, $234,567