DIA gets $5.6 million in federal grants

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Denver International Airport has received $5.6 million in federal grants for improvement projects.

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grants, which will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, construction of a de-icing containment facility, data collection for the FAA’s Airport Geographic Information System, and to fund a study to help establish sustainability management guidelines for U.S. airports, DIA said.

DIA will receive three additional FAA grants for airport improvement projects, including:

  • $1,415,250 to construct a deicing containment pond, which will increase the operational efficiency of the airport’s deicing fluid facility;
  • $2,279,439 for the rehabilitation and reclassification of three taxiways, and a safety project that will widen shoulder areas and allow larger aircraft to land at the nation’s fifth-busiest airport;
  • $1,325,000 for the collection and identification of airport data that will be used for the FAA’s Airport Geographic Information System (GIS), a program that advances mapping and traffic planning at U.S. airports.