Contact: Greg Phillips, Aviation Director, 970-328-2680 or email@example.com
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to rehabilitate the apron at the facility. EGE is one of 17 airports in the state to receive a portion of $15.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements.
The apron is immediately adjacent to the terminal and is where aircraft park and where passengers load and unload. Eagle County Aviation Director Greg Phillips says the grant will allow for the replacement of a significant portion of the apron. “These improvements will enhance safety and efficiency for the airport and for the traveling public,” said Phillips.
County Commissioner Jon Stavney noted that with the grant comes the opportunity to bring construction jobs and dollars into the local economy. “These types of projects ensure EGE’s continued success as one of our region’s economic engines,” Stavney said.
Construction is anticipated to begin before the end of June and will run through the summer months. According to Phillips, the project will have minimal impacts on airport operations.
For more information, contact Phillips at 970-328-2680.