New Mexico Delegation Welcomes $10.9 Million of Investments For N.M. Airports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), and Gabe Vasquez (D-N.M.) announced a total of $10,916,787 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to repair the infrastructure at six airports in New Mexico.

“Local airports help sustain and grow New Mexico’s economy. They also connect rural communities in our state to health care services and important economic opportunities,” said Heinrich. “These investments will help our communities from Crownpoint to Jal remain connected to safe and reliable air transportation.”

“New Mexico’s local airports are hubs of transportation and economic growth,” said Luján.“That’s why I’m proud to welcome over $10 million in federal investments to the local airports across our state. From Lea County to Albuquerque, these investments will modernize infrastructure, improve travel, and connect communities.”

“There is an old saying that a few miles of road may lead only a short distance, but a couple of miles of runway connect the world,” said Leger Fernández. “These funds will make sure that rural airports that serve the Navajo Nation, Clovis, Hobbs and more can foster economic growth and pave the way for small places to do big things.” 

“I am thrilled to see an investment of almost $11 million into repairing the infrastructure of New Mexico’s airports,” said Stansbury. “Our local airports are not only critical hubs for economic growth but also vital lifelines for connecting our rural communities to essential services and opportunities. These funds will ensure that our airports remain safe, reliable, and accessible—while fostering inclusive economic development statewide.”

“As one of the largest states in the country, we know how vital connecting our communities is for local economies and increasing access to critical services,” said Vasquez. “I’m proud to see these investments support my constituents in Lea County and Albuquerque.”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding to the following:

  • $4,550,000 to Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque to rehabilitate its runway and seal taxiway pavement.
  • $2,800,000 to the Clovis Regional Airport to reconstruct its taxiway and seal runway pavement and surface and pavement joints. 
  • $432,000 to the Crownpoint Airport to reconstruct its runway.
  • $2,473,849 to the Grants-Milan Municipal Airport to reconstruct its taxiway.
  • $585,938 to the Lea County Regional Airport to update its master plan.
  • $75,000 to Lea County/Jal to rehabilitate runway lighting.



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