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McCarran among 3 Southern Nevada airports receiving federal grants

McCarran International, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Battle Mountain airports will receive federal grants that will go toward studies aimed at improving their airfields, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday.

The Department of Transportation awarded $1.5 million to pay for a study that will examine runway and taxiway configurations at McCarran. The study is part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Runway Incursion Mitigation Program, which aims to reduce the likelihood of collisions between aircraft maneuvering on the airfield.

A $1.4 million grant will pay for a study that will help identify mitigation alternatives to address the runway and taxiway configuration at North Las Vegas Airport.

Another $1.6 million will pay for the final phase of a project that calls for installing 24,000 feet of drainage improvements at Boulder City Municipal Airport. Up north, Battle Mountain Airport received a $924,046 grant to rehabilitate the runways.

“These funds are necessary for us to meet the demands brought on by our state’s continued growth and vital for our ability to keep building on that successful expansion,” Reid said in a statement.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Follow @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter

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