Merkley, Wyden Announce Nearly $6.5 Million in Airport Infrastructure Investments Across Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that nearly $6.5 million will be distributed among 10 airports and the Oregon Department of Aviation for critical construction projects and planning.

“As we continue to grapple with this public health crisis, it’s all the more important that communities throughout Oregon have the resources they need to build a strong economic foundation for the future,” said Merkley. “That includes making sure our infrastructure is state-of-the-art and well maintained, which is why federal funding for airport renovations and upgrades is so critical.”

“Small airports’ contributions to the well-being of communities across Oregon takes on an especially important role during the economic crisis touched off by coronavirus,” Wyden said. “These infrastructure investments landing in our state are good news because they’ll provide vital support for these airports to build and plan for the future.”  

The funding will be distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a variety of projects, including apron expansion and reconstruction, and runway installation and maintenance, to facilities across Oregon as follows:






Apron Expansion


Rogue Valley International

Conducting Study, Reconstructing Taxilane


State of Oregon

Update State/Regional System Plan or Study


Condon State Pauling Field

Rehabilitate Runway, Taxiway, Taxi


Baker City Municipal

Acquire Snow Removal Equipment, Seal Runway Pavement Surface/Pavement Joints



Install Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System, Seal Runway Pavement Surface/Pave


Hermiston Municipal

Reconstruct North and South Aprons


Gold Beach Municipal

Reconstruct Apron


Corvallis Municipal

Rehabilitate Runway, Taxiway, Taxi


Ken Jernstedt Airfield

Expand Apron, Reconstruct Apron


Hobby Field

Reconstruct Taxiway