PUEBLO—Pueblo Memorial Airport accepted an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant agreement from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide funding for costs related to the rehabilitation of a runway.
“Pueblo Memorial Airport is grateful to receive this Airport Improvement Program grant in conjunction with the CDOT grant to rehabilitate our primary runway and remove a dangerous taxiway.,” said Director of Aviation Greg Pedroza. “Updates to our airport, like pavement rehab allow us to continue to provide exceptionally safe and efficient service for our users and plan for long term opportunities at our facility.”
Pueblo City Council approved the grant award to be accepted on Monday, Aug. 28 in order for this runway project to begin. This is a continuation of a grant previously accepted by FAA funds for design and construction and with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for initial design plans. Now this Airport Improvement Program grant allows for the rehabilitation and updates to occur on Runway 8R-26L. The CDOT pavement condition assessment for this runway, determined pavement and reconstruction was needed for improvements.
The total project cost for construction is $9,806,866. The FAA AIP grant covers 95% of the cost at $9,316,522 and the CDOT grant covers an additional 2.5% at $245,171 and the City of Pueblo’s required match of 2.5% will cover the remaining cost. Construction is anticipated to begin April 2024 and be completed by July 2024.
Pueblo Memorial Airport is located six miles east of downtown Pueblo, offering commercial flights, hangars, fuel, maintenance, and pilot training as part of services included at the location.