New Mexico airports get federal funds for improvements

New Mexico

Several New Mexico airports have been awarded grants to make infrastructure improvements.

The funding was announced Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the agency’s airport improvement program. Nearly $500 million is being awarded nationwide in a second installment of grants.

Airports can receive a certain amount of improvement funds each year based on activity levels and project needs.

Roswell’s airport will get about $740,000 to rehabilitate its taxiway. Airports in Moriarty, Las Vegas and Navajo Dam also will get money for taxiway work.

Lea County’s airport in Jal will use its $150,000 grant for a guidance system.

In northern New Mexico, Springer’s municipal airport will get funding for a perimeter fence and for a building to house its snow-removal equipment.

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