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

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:

 

Facility

Project

Amount

Tillamook

Apron Expansion

$150,000

Rogue Valley International

Conducting Study, Reconstructing Taxilane

$2,040,624

State of Oregon

Update State/Regional System Plan or Study

$250,000

Condon State Pauling Field

Rehabilitate Runway, Taxiway, Taxi

$982,048

Baker City Municipal

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

$300,000

Lexington

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

$150,000

Hermiston Municipal

Reconstruct North and South Aprons

$160,000

Gold Beach Municipal

Reconstruct Apron

$150,000

Corvallis Municipal

Rehabilitate Runway, Taxiway, Taxi

$300,000

Ken Jernstedt Airfield

Expand Apron, Reconstruct Apron

$1,804,292

Hobby Field

Reconstruct Taxiway

$150,000

GRAND TOTAL

$6,436,964

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