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Fri, Oct. 18

Airport plans for new lighting

Kingman Municipal Airport is in the design stage of a project to update the airfield's lighting, Airport Authority administrator Brenda Chastain said.

The federal funding is in place for the lighting project, she said.

A second funded project is the purchase of a sweeper to clean the runways.

Technical specifications have been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the sweeper will go to bid within a few days, Chastain said.

The local airport is scheduled for $3.7 million for 10 projects in the fiscal 2001 to 2005 Arizona Department of Transportation budget.

That includes $3.3 million in federal funds for the 10 projects.

Reconstruction of the aircraft parking apron near the terminal, constructing a terminal and building a parallel taxiway are in the list of 10 projects.

A 9 a.m.

Friday public hearing in Lake Havasu City is the last meeting in a series held across the state for local input into projects for the tentative five year plan.

The ADOT state plan calls for 606 projects statewide for a total of $258.6 million.

That includes $182.1 million in FAA money, $9 million in matching ADOT funds and $9 million in local matching money.

The remaining $58.5 million is for state and local projects.

These are more likely to be funded because ADOT is involved in both planning and funding.

Local governments provide $5 million in matching money for these projects.

Sixty airports have projects in the five-year program.

The largest expenditure, $30.6, is planned for Grand Canyon National Park Airport with 36 projects.

Included are phase one and two of the airport terminal, a water treatment plant, a parallel taxiway and an aircraft parking apron.

Most of the money - $24.9 million -will be federal funds.

Kingman Municipal Airport projects on the tentative ADOT five-year program include: 2001, apron reconstruct , $548,000; 2002, master plans update, $135,000; 2002, security light installation, $130,000; 2002, fencing upgrade, $200,000; 2002, taxiway construction, $85,000; 2002, runway pavement preservation, $140,000; 2003, general aviation terminal construction, $1.5 million; 2004, taxiway construction, $549,000; 2005, fire protection vehicle, $360,000; 2006, buildings fire protection, $70,000.

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