Federal Funding to Upgrade Airfield Lighting at 82 US Airports

201 million USD in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding has been awarded to improve airfield lighting systems at 82 US airports.

This funding will be used to purchase and install new lighting for runways and taxiways in order to enhance safety during reduced visibility and nighttime conditions.

Sec. Buttigieg announced the awards at Denver International Airport
Sec. Buttigieg announced the awards at Denver International Airport

The news was announced by US Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg at an event at Denver International Airport (DEN), where the airport is upgrading its lighting and reconstructing Runway 17L/35R.

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said:

“We’re acting to improve lighting systems at 82 airports, an important part of keeping aircraft moving safely, no matter the time of day or weather. These runway and taxiway lighting investments are just the latest way President Biden is improving our airports, which will benefit Americans now and for decades to come.”

The successful projects include:

  • 30.6 million USD to Denver International Airport in Colorado to reconstruct Runway 17L/35R and its Taxiway P lighting systems
  • 3.4 million USD to Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford, Oregon to install lighted visual aids to indicate a temporary closed runway; a new lighting vault to meet additional airfield lighting needs; and to reconstruct the existing Runway 14/32 lighting system
  • 2.6 million USD to Boeing Field/King County International in Seattle, Washington to install elevated runway guard lights for Runway 14R/32L
  • 2 million USD to Dickinson/Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in North Dakota to install replacement Runway 7/25 end approach path identifier lights and to reconstruct its Taxiway D lighting.

The full list of funded projects can be found here.

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