Officials with Yeager Airport are thinking big when it comes to changes at the airport with funding available from the historic infrastructure package signed into law in November.
Yeager Airport Director Nick Keller told MetroNews the facility will receive $10 million over a five-year period from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to use on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved projects involving capitol improvements. Keller said the airport will receive its first round this federal fiscal year by Sept. 30, 2022.
Keller also said the airport is conducting a study into how a new terminal and control tower would look and be built on the property, as the airport plans to apply to a $5 billion competitive grant program for terminals and control towers as part of IIJA. The program will target projects that increase airport capacity and passenger access, and that improve energy efficiency.