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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Fiscal Year 2014 State Aviation Program

July 09, 2013

AMES, Iowa – July 9, 2013 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $5.9 million for the fiscal year 2014 State Aviation Program, which includes several subprograms detailed below.  

The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will fund $3.6 million for aviation safety, planning and airport development projects at 26 airports throughout Iowa. Projects funded through the AIP include maintenance of aviation weather systems; runway marking; windsocks; emergency operational repairs at publicly owned airports; match for federal statewide planning studies; land-use planning; air service development; and wildlife mitigation at airports. AIP programs are funded with revenue from aircraft registration fees and aviation fuel taxes.

Aviation vertical infrastructure programs will provide nearly $2.3 million for projects at all eight commercial service airports and 10 general aviation airports throughout Iowa. These programs provide funding for the maintenance and development of airport facilities, such as terminal buildings, maintenance facilities and aviation hangars. Vertical infrastructure programs are funded through the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund (RIIF).

“Iowa’s air transportation system is critical to the movement of goods and people,” said Iowa DOT’s Office of Aviation Director Michelle Mc Enany. “Aviation plays a key role in supporting economic activity in Iowa by delivering an estimated $18 billion impact to Iowa’s economy. The State Aviation Program is essential to maintaining the safety and effectiveness of air transportation in Iowa.”

The State Aviation Program supplements local and federal funding sources, and seeks to maintain a safe and balanced statewide air transportation system. For additional details on the FY 2014 State Aviation Program, see the tables below.

Additional information regarding aviation in Iowa is available at www.iowadot.gov/aviation or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IowaDOTaviation

 

FY 2014 State Aviation Program

Airport Improvement Program

 

$3,586,205

Aviation safety

AWOS maintenance and data link, runway marking, immediate safety enhancements, obstruction mitigation, wildlife mitigation, windsocks, education and outreach

 $536,040

 

 

 

 

Aviation planning and development

Airport development projects, air service development, statewide planning and research, zoning ordinances

3,050,165

 

 

 

Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure

1,500,000

General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure

798,411

Total Recommended Aviation Program

$5,884,616

       

FY 2014  Airport development projects

Airport

Project description

Total project cost

State share

 

Belle Plaine Municipal Mansfield Tippie

Rehabilitate runway

$   35,000

$ 29,750

 

Cedar Rapids Eastern Iowa

Pavement maintenance

100,000

70,000

 

Cherokee County Regional

Rehabilitate runway

200,000

140,000

 

Council Bluffs Municipal

Construct vehicle parking lot

168,000

84,000

 

Cresco Municipal Ellen Church Field

Pavement maintenance

15,000

10,500

 

Creston Municipal

Pavement maintenance

90,000

63,000

 

Construct T-hangar access taxiway

100,000

85,000

 

Davenport Municipal

Rehabilitate runway 15/33

60,250

38,560

 

Improve fence for airfield access control

48,620

41,327

 

Remove vegetation in drainage ditch

47,970

40,749

 

Decorah Municipal

Improve fuel tank

136,000

115,600

 

Des Moines International

Runway rehabilitation

368,000

122,666

 

Emmetsburg Municipal

Pavement maintenance

15,000

10,500

 

Construct taxilane to new hangar

226,906

113,458

 

Humboldt Municipal

Rehabilitate runway

200,000

170,000

 

Iowa City Municipal

Pavement maintenance – crack and joint seal

66,000

46,200

 

 

Install taxiway lighting

 

116,000

 

98,600

 

 

Rehabilitate south taxiway

 

113,000

 

96,050

 

Iowa Falls Municipal

Pavement maintenance

66,750

46,725

 

Mason City Municipal

Rehabilitate access road and parking lot

217,817

152,472

 

Muscatine Municipal

Install electronic entrance gate

57,870

49,189

 

 

Improve T-hangar drainage

 

168,470

 

143,200

 

Newton Municipal

Improve taxiway lighting

25,000

21,250

 

 

Conduct drainage study

 

15,000

 

12,750

 

Osceola Municipal

Rehabilitate pavement in terminal
and hangar areas

168,420

143,157

 

Oskaloosa Municipal

Install security cameras

15,000

11,250

 

Ottumwa Regional

Rehabilitate taxilane and hangar apron

90,072

76,561

 

Perry Municipal

Pavement maintenance runway
14/32

16,000

11,200

 

Red Oak Municipal

Construct taxilane to new six-unit
T-hangar

110,000

88,000

 

Sioux Gateway

Rehabilitate perimeter fence

120,000

60,000

 

 

Rehabilitate pavement and remove/crush old excess pavement for use on airport

 

280,000

 

140,000

 

Spencer Municipal

Rehabilitate hangar approaches

45,000

36,000

 

Vinton Veterans Memorial

Construct approach to new hangar

82,590

70,202

 

Webster City Municipal

Pavement maintenance

14,286

10,000

 

GAVI supplemental

 

 

40,749

 

Total Airport Development projects recommended

$ 3,598,021

$ 2,488,665

 

FY 2014 Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure projects

 

Airport

Project description

Total project cost

State share

Burlington Southeast Iowa Regional

Construct hangar

$    480,000

$     96,594

Cedar Rapids
Eastern Iowa

Replace roofs on four buildings

330,000

311,190

Des Moines International

Construct aircraft maintenance building

4,500,000

579,215

Dubuque Regional

Construct terminal building

1,277,920

108,456

Fort Dodge Regional

Reconfigure flight service station, replace overhead doors in ARFF/
maintenance building, demolish two hangars

150,000

98,159

Mason City Municipal

Rehabilitate terminal: replace terminal cooling system, install security cameras, improve entrance soffit and ceiling

99,144

98,450

Sioux City Sioux Gateway

Rehabilitate and construct new hangars

120,000

105,151

Waterloo Regional

Rehabilitate hangars

106,000

102,785

Total Commercial Service Vertical Infrastructure projects

$ 7,063,064

$ 1,500,000

 

FY 2014 General Aviation Vertical Infrastructure (GAVI)

 recommended projects

Airport

Project description

Total project cost

State share

Ankeny Regional

Construct six-unit T-hangar

$    326,250

$   150,000

Charles City
Northeast Iowa Regional

Construct 70-by-120 hangar

300,000

150,000

Davenport Municipal

Rehabilitate hangar

56,660

48,161

Emmetsburg Municipal

Construct 80-by-100 hangar

529,170

100,000

Fort Madison Municipal

Rehabilitate hangar

58,000

29,000

Marshalltown Municipal

Renovate hangar

88,200

74,970

Ottumwa Regional

Renovate hangar

74,470

59,470

Perry Municipal

Construct 45-by-100 hangar

422,375

150,000

Red Oak Municipal

Renovate hangar

20,700

16,560

Webster City Municipal

Renovate maintenance hangar

40,500

20,250

 

Total recommended

$  1,916,325

$    798,411

             

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Contact: Kay Thede, Iowa DOT aviation program manager, at 515-239-1048 or kay.thede@dot.iowa.gov

 


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