Several airports in Saskatchewan will be getting upgrades thanks to a 700-thousand dollar investment from the Wall government in the Community Airport Partnership program.
Airports benefiting from the CAP Program this year include:
Biggar – $48,756 to pave apron and taxi areas;
Carlyle – $68,252 to widen taxiway/overrun at the east end and expand the existing apron area;
Kindersley – $9,259 for asphalt preservation and to repair the runway access;
North Battleford – $275,000 for runway pavement rehabilitation;
Outlook – $20,720 to replace runway lighting;
Oxbow – $18,500 for land purchase to extend the airport runway;
RM of Eye Hill #382 (Macklin) – $64,052 for crack repair and repaving of the runway, taxiway and apron;
Swift Current – $68,000 for asphalt overlays, slurry seals and crack sealing;
Tisdale – $14,500 for crack sealing on the runway, taxiway and apron;
Unity – $15,000 for crack sealing;
Weyburn – $36,000 for asphalt patching, line painting, and the installation of a fence and gate; and
Yorkton – $61,961 for crack sealing, wildlife fencing and runway /taxiway line markings.
To qualify for funding, airports must support economic development, accessibility and safety.