Twenty-three projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program funding for the purpose of planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. KAIP receives $5 million annually through the T-WORKS transportation program and requires airport sponsors to share in the project costs by paying a minimum of 5% of the total project.
The KDOT’s Division of Aviation, which manages the program, considered 113 project applications this year with a combined total project value of more than $27 million. The selection board identified $4.2 million of improvements to address the top 15% most impactful airport improvements across the state. Two of the improvement coming to the SEK include removing and replacing runway markings in Independence and two 10,000-gallon fuel tanks and a card reader in Parsons.