The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants for 226 airports.
According to ATW Online, the Chicago O’Hare International Airport will receive around $93 million in grants, including $79.9 million in discretionary funding and $13.1 million in entitlement funds.
The money is part of $3.18 billion in the Airport Improvement Program for airports across the United States. The federal agency is funding 408 infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, snow removal equipment, and two firefighting training facilities.
The O’Hare’s funds are earmarked for the construction of runway 10C/28C as well as reconstruction of the airport apron, construction of a taxiway and the implementation of noise mitigation measures for nearby residences within 65-69 DNL (day-night average sound level).