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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Phillipsburg Airport runway project awarded KDOT funding

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The Kansas Department of Transportation recently announced that a project to extend the runway at Phillipsburg’s Municipal Airport has been selected for funding.

The airport will receive $332,500 through the Kansas Airport Improvement Program to design a 600-foot runway extension. The city’s local match will be $33,250.

Phillipsburg Public Works Director Tim Driggs informed the city council about the grant on Monday and said he will begin working with a design firm on a proposal and will have contracts prepared for the council within the next month.

According to a news release, KAIP receives $5 annually through the T-WORKS transportation program. KDOT’s Division of Aviation, which manages the program, considered 113 applications this year with a combined total project value of more than $27 million.

“Transportation provides access to all things important in our lives and aviation is a particularly important mode of transportation for Kansas industry,” Julie Lorenz, Secretary of Transportation, said in the news release. “These airport improvements are a few of the many important efforts to empower aviation economic growth across our entire state.”

Twenty-three projects across the state were selected for funding. The selection board identified $4.2 million of improvements to address the top 15 percent most impactful airport improvements state-wide.

“Aviation represents $20.6 billion in total economic impact for the State of Kansas,” said Bob Brock, KDOT Director of Aviation. “We’ve assessed the remaining $23.5 million of needs and are working with communities to identify best-value strategic improvements through KAIP.”

Communities selected for funding and amount awarded include:

  • Atwood – Backup generator for airfield lighting and Automated Weather Observing System -- $27,000
  • Benton – 15 additional parking pads along taxiway -- $45,360
  • Colby – Airfield drainage and grading -- $104,250
  • Colby – Install Automated Weather Observing System -- $91,800
  • Gardner – Campus redesign, tech survey and business and economic plan -- $178,600
  • Goodland – Construct taxiway replacement -- $310,612
  • Hugoton – Crack seal, seal coat and re-mark runway -- $212,750
  • Hutchinson – Crack seal, seal coat and re-mark taxiway, aprons and taxilane -- $263,400
  • Independence – Remove and replace runway markings -- $212,250
  • Newton – Install precision approach path indicators -- $158,500
  • Olathe/Johnson County – Materials for minor maintenance -- $7,500
  • Olathe/New Century – Mill and overlay north half of hangar apron -- $216,000
  • Parsons – Two 10,000-gallon fuel tanks (Jet-A & 100LL) and card reader -- $225,000
  • Phillipsburg – 600 feet runway extension design -- $332,500
  • Pratt – Two 10,000-gallon fuel tanks (Jet-A & 100LL) -- $200,000
  • Rose Hill – Move electrical vault -- $41,650
  • Rose Hill – Lighting for taxiways -- $85,680
  • Rose Hill – Aeronautical survey for instrument approach -- $66,500
  • Rose Hill – Precision approach path indicator and windsock -- $38,610
  • Rose Hill – Update master plan -- $28,500
  • Salina – Rehabilitate pavement K-State Polytechnic apron -- $103,320
  • Satanta – Crack seal, seal coat and re-mark runway -- $141,530
  • Scott City – Install Automated Weather Observing System -- $100,980
  • Smith Center – Construct partial parallel taxiway -- $28,225
  • Tribune – Install Automated Weather Observing System -- $158,750
  • Ulysses – Install Automated Weather Observing System, segmented circle and wind-cone -- $417,000
  • Wellington – Repair Automated Weather Observing System -- $108,900
  • Wichita/James Jabara – Runway slab replacement and patching -- $344,000

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