Proposition 9: Airport

Proposition 9 - Airport ImprovementsThe 2015 bond program dedicates $4.2 million to Proposition 9 for airport improvements. By approving this measure, Abilene Regional Airport will receive an additional $38 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport improvement grants, funding the projects listed below.

Priority of projects may be adjusted depending on airfield needs and direction from the FAA.

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$4,200,000 Bond Funds ($42,200,000 total including $38 million FAA grant funds)

Project Status

Airport Master Plan & Security Updates

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
ScheduledSummer 2016Updates underwayTo Be Determined

Work is underway on the airport master plan update and security system improvements.

Airport Taxiway Rehabilitation

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
Scheduled2017Design process underwayTo Be Determined

A coal tar sealant project is planned for the asphalt taxiways.

Northwest Airport Ramp Rehabilitation

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
Scheduled2020Work scheduled to begin in 2020 to 2021To Be Determined

A ramp rehabilitation project on the northwest side of the airport is expected to begin in 2020 or 2021, using Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds carried over from 2018-20.

Completed Projects

Runway 17R / 35L Reconstruction

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
CompletedDecember 2016Construction Complete!N/A
Under ConstructionAugust 1, 2016Phase II Construction BeginsFall 2016
Under ConstructionWinter 2015Construction in ProgressN/A

Runway 17R/35L was fully reconstructed, with all of its asphalt and base material removed and replaced. Check out photos of the project in progress by viewing our Runway 17R/35L Reconstruction Photo Gallery.

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