In a Fort Worth City Council meeting earlier this month, council members approved the application for — and acceptance, if awarded — a large grant for a Fort Worth Alliance Airport project.
The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration could be worth up to $20 million for construction on the Runway Extension Project at the airport in far north Fort Worth.
According to the City Council discussion on the agenda, the FAA advised the city to expect up to $20 million in 2015 discretionary funding, and asked for a project application to be submitted.
The first grant for the project’s funding came in 2001. Since then the airport has acquired land and roads, rail-lines and utilities have been moved in preparation for the runway extension, according to the agenda.
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The runway extension design is expected to be done in May, with bidding in August and construction starting soon after. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017 and cost $58.5 million, funded from future FAA grants and matching land credits.
Mark David Smith, 817-390-7808