The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday it will award $16.65 million to San Diego airports.
The San Diego International Airport will receive $12 million to soundproof residences in high-noise areas around the airport and $1.35 million to conduct a noise compatibility plan study.
Gillespie Field, meanwhile, will receive $3.3 million to build an apron — an area where aircraft park, load and unload passengers or refuel.
Overall, the FAA awarded $3.18 billion nationwide in the latest round of Airport Improvement Program funding.
“These Airport Improvement Grants are investments in our country’s critical infrastructure,” Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. “These grants are down payments to ensure San Diego’s airports remain economic engines as demand grows.”
–City News Service
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