Federal money will help fund Tucson airport's improved runway, other updates
The Tucson International Airport is getting an $18 million in finding from the Department of Transportation.
Congressman Raúl Grijalva of southern Arizona announced the package Monday and said that it will be used to update airport infrastructure.
The plan is part of the Tucson Airport Authority’s Airfield Safety Enhancement Project, a sweeping modernization program to meet federal airport standards. Changes including a new runway and taxiways, new airport guidance systems and other large-scale updates.
The project will cost some $350 million all told, construction began late last year and will take place in phases over the next few years.