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Cheyenne City Council backs Airport Board in seeking federal funds for improvements

Cheyenne Regional Airport (Keith T Turbitt Jr via Visit Casper)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On Monday, the Cheyenne City Council approved a resolution supporting the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board’s application for improvement funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Airport Board is seeking federal assistance under the Airport Improvement Program to help fund costs related to a reimbursable agreement for Precision Approach Path Indicator and Localizer Design and Construction during the next phase of the Runway 9/27 Reconstruction Project, the resolution states.

The board is asking for $175,198, with 93.75% funded through the FAA. The Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics Commission would fund 3.75% and the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board would pitch in 2.5%, according to city documents.

In May 2021, the Cheyenne Regional Airport reported that a cement shortage and wet spring delayed the runway project.

“The runway project is part of an approximately $60 million investment project coming to Cheyenne, almost entirely from federal sources,” the airport’s report states. The project includes full-depth pavement replacement, lighting enhancements, repairs, and other improvements to ensure commercial and military aviation will operate safely well into the future, it said.