Calexico, Imperial airports to receive federal grants

U.S. Congressman Bob Filner today announced Calexico International and Imperial County airports will receive a combined total of $1,398,463 for upgrades and repairs.

“I’m happy to see so much federal funding heading to the Imperial Valley,” said Filner.  “Not only will these funds help make our airports safer, they will play a part in stimulating the local economy.

Calexico International Airport was allocated $239,551 to install a precision approach path indicator (PAPI), runway end identifier lighting system (REILs), and airfield guidance signs.

Imperial County Airport will receive $1,158,912 for the phased construction of the aircraft cargo apron, the design of various improvements including rehabilitation of runway lighting, relocation of the segmented circle, and installation of perimeter fencing.