$17.6m grant for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a $17.6 million grant to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Both Runway 18L-36R and its parallel taxiway Sierra are used extensively by several airlines that rely on Cincinnati as a hub.  The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport ranked 11th nationwide in 2011 for cargo.  A total of 2.8 billion pounds of cargo landed at Cincinnati, a 16 per cent increase over 2010.

This grant will support rehabilitation of the entire 10,000 foot- long runway, and 1,800 feet of the south end of Taxiway Sierra, which is parallel to 18L/36R.  The runway and taxiway are more than 20 years old, and the pavement has reached the end of its useful life.  The project is part of the airport’s pavement management program, which is updated annually.

The project will be done in two phases beginning September and ending in December 2013.

Total project cost is $23.5 million with $17.6 million from the FAA’s airport improvement grant programme.  The Kenton County Airport Board will fund $5.9 million of the project.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has two other parallel runways and a crosswind runway that will remain open during construction.

 

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