Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport awarded $6.5M infrastructure project

The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has approved a $184 million Airport Construction Program (ACP) for fiscal years 2023-2027, with a total of 85 airport infrastructure projects, serving 57 communities throughout Oklahoma, including Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport (GERA).

“I am thrilled to see this commitment and investment in Oklahoma’s rapidly growing aeronautics industry,” said Governor Kevin Stitt. “This significant upgrade to airport infrastructure will impact communities across the state, and help the state retain and recruit more companies to do business in Oklahoma.”

More than $127 million in federal funds will pay for the majority of the projects based on federal formula funding as well as competitive discretionary projects, while $22.2 million in state grants and $33.7 million in local matching funds will cover the remaining costs.

One of the projects includes $6.5 million for taxiway reconstruction and apron expansion in 2025 for GERA.

The Commission will also participate in airport terminal construction projects at GERA along with El Reno Regional, McAlester Regional, Ponca City Regional, Stillwater Regional and West Woodward

Airports by providing state grants of $500,000 that require a 50% match from the local community. These terminal buildings are vital to the economic success of each community’s airport. They will provide beautiful and functional entryways into those communities for business and recreational travelers using the Oklahoma Airport System.

“I appreciate the Commission’s support of the five-year Airport Construction Program, which contains record investments in Oklahoma’s airport system,” said Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz.

“The projects in the ACP will improve the safety, reliability and competitiveness of our aviation infrastructure and continue the great partnerships the state has with all of our airports in rural and urban areas,” Gatz added.


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