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WF city council approves funding for project at Kickapoo Downtown Airport

(Source: KAUZ) (Source: KAUZ)
WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) -

Wichita Falls city councilors approved funding that will get a major project at the Kickapoo Downtown Airport off the ground.

$467,000 is what the city needed to match for a TxDOT grant worth $4.2 million.

The city's match will begin a two-phase project at the airport that is not costing taxpayers a dime. 

"We've been waiting for this project for a while," Mayor Stephen Santellana said. 

For the last three and a half years the Director of Transportation for the city, John Burrus, has been watching money slowly but surely pile up for this project. 

"We were originally approached by TxDOT in 2013 for a grant opportunity," Burrus said. 

Burrus said funds for the match amount were generated by all the operations at the airport. 

"There's not a single tax dollar going into that fund," Burrus said. 

That money is going towards expanding the existing aircraft parking apron, fixing a drainage problem, and reconstruct all the concrete pavement in front of the private row of hangars. 

The parking apron and drainage problem are being fixed in phase one.

The reconstruction of concrete is being fixed in phase two.

"It enhances one other part of our community," Mayor Santellana said. 

Burrus said TxDot is going to serve as the project manager. With funding in place, the bidding in process will now get underway. 

Phase one of the project is expected to take six to eight months and will likely begin this spring. 

The entire project is forecasted to take a year and a half. 

Newschannel 6 will follow this project from start to finish. 

Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6

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