Kern County airports receive $2M in federal, state funds for improvements

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Department of Airports says it is getting more than $2 million in federal and state funding for improvements to airports in the county.

The federal money comes from the recently passed infrastructure bill that provisions $15 billion for airport-related projects.

Officials said it will use the money for projects at Meadows Field, Kern Valley Airport and Taft-Kern County Airport.

  • Meadows Field will begin a study on upgrading baggage handling and expanding aircraft parking at William M. Thomas Terminal.
  • Kern Valley Airport will continue work on “environmental clearances” to realign the taxiway.
  • Taft-Kern County Airport will outline needed work to repair areas on its tarmac.

Additional state funding will go projects at the Taft, Poso and Elk Hills-Buttonwillow airports, officials said.

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