Rio Grande Valley Airports to Receive $13M in Federal Grants

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WASHINGTON – Valley International Airport, McAllen Miller International Airport, and Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport were awarded a total of $12,905,446 in federal grants, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced today. The funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“In our mobile society, we need infrastructure that can keep up with our increasing demands,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “Thanks to these grants, airports in the Valley will be more efficient and ultimately safer for travelling Texans.  I’m proud to have supported this funding in the Senate and grateful to the Trump Administration for supporting Texans traveling to and from the Rio Grande Valley.”

Valley International Airport was awarded $7,850,992 to improve the terminal building, reconstruct the apron, and install apron flood lighting.  McAllen Miller International Airport was awarded $2,006,000 to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate the terminal building.  Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport was awarded $3,048,454 to rehabilitate its runway and construct a new terminal building.

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