Gosar Announces Additional $3 Million in Funding for Bullhead City, Payson, Prescott Regional, and Colorado City Airports

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Prescott, AZ, May 4, 2020 | Ben Goldey | comments
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) announced additional funding made available to Arizona's airports. The combined funding is almost $3,000,000 for the Fourth  Congressional District, and comes on top off and in addition to the millions previously allotted last month under the CARES Act. The three airports include: Bullhead City, the Town of Payson and Colorado City.  

"I'm excited to announce new funding made available for several of our local airports. This money is directed at safety improvements, including the installation of vertical and visual guidance systems and to upgrade and rehabilitate taxiway lighting. These much-needed improvements will help our airports better serve our community and the many visitors they serve each year," said Congressman Paul Gosar.

“The Town Of Payson and the surrounding communities are most appreciative of this funding and consider it a bridge to tomorrow in our future. I look forward to working with Congressman Gosar in the future and consider him the hardest working and best Congressman," said Tom Morrissey, Mayor of Payson, AZ.

"Our Airport entrance road is falling apart and we’ve been planning on reconstructing for a few years. This project is a crucial piece of our capital improvement plan and improved airport customer/user experience. We are very grateful for this FAA funding and this is a perfect time to get this project completed," said Jeremy Keating, Airport Director at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport.

Background:
Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport will receive $1,579,439.00 from the Department of Transportation. This grant will provide federal funding for the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport associated with Bullhead City, Arizona. This project reconstructs 4,180 feet of the existing access road that ties the public highway to the airport. Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is a non-hub primary airport associated with Bullhead City, Arizona. 

Payson Airport will receive $883,180.00 from the Department of Transportation. This grant funds the final phase of a a new Runway 06/24 precision approach path indicator and runway end identifier lights to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway ends. This project rehabilitates the existing taxiway lighting system to extend its useful life and enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions.

Colorado City Municipal Airport will receive $593,115.00 from the Department of Transportation. This project reconstructs 3,050 feet of the access road that ties the public highway to the airport.

Prescott Regional Ernest A Love Field Airport will receive $1,042,532.00 from the Department of Transportation. This grant provides economic relief funds for any purpose for which airport revenue may be lawfully used.
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