City of Lawrence awarded $3.6M federal grant to repair airport runway

photo by: Submitted photo/Lloyd Hetrick

Lawrence Municipal Airport is pictured in this aerial photo from summer 2019.

The City of Lawrence has been awarded a $3.6 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to make repairs at Lawrence Municipal Airport.

Municipal Services & Operations spokesperson Josh Carson confirmed Thursday that the city was awarded the grant to rehabilitate the primary runway at the Lawrence airport. He said the city is currently in the design phase of the project and hopes to bid the project in late March or early April and have construction happen in late summer or early fall.

The grant was one of hundreds announced Wednesday by the Department of Transportation. According to a news release from U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran’s office, the Lawrence airport is one of 24 airports in Kansas to receive funding.

The city owns and operates the airport, which is located north of town on U.S. Highway 24/40. The airport has a 5,700-foot runway and averages more than 100 daily flights, according to the city’s website.


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