Proposition 9: Airport

Abilene Bond Program Completion StampThe 2015 bond program dedicated $4.2 million to Proposition 9 for airport improvements. By approving this measure, Abilene Regional Airport will received an additional $38 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport improvement grants, funding the projects listed below.

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$4,200,000 Bond Funds ($42,200,000 total including $38 million FAA grant funds)

Project Status

Airport Master Plan & Security Updates

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
CompletedMay 2021

Airport Taxiway Rehabilitation

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion

A coal tar sealant project was completed for the asphalt taxiways.

Northwest Airport Ramp Rehabilitation

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion

A ramp rehabilitation project on the northwest side of the airport was expected to begin in 2020 or 2021, using Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funds carried over from 2018-20. This project has been postponed.

Runway 17R / 35L Reconstruction

StatusDateDetailsTarget Completion
CompletedDecember 2016Construction Complete!N/A
Under ConstructionAugust 1, 2016Phase II Construction BeginsFall 2016
Under ConstructionWinter 2015Construction in ProgressN/A

Runway 17R/35L was fully reconstructed, with all of its asphalt and base material removed and replaced. Check out photos of the project in progress by viewing our Runway 17R/35L Reconstruction Photo Gallery.

Additionally, 2015 bond funds were used along with FAA grant funds for these projects:

  • Construction of new Airport Fire Station (Completed September 23, 2022)
  • Replacement of two passenger boarding bridges (October 2022 Completion)
  • First phase of the airport's Terminal Modernization Program (estimated summer 2022 construction start)
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