LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — McCarran International Airport will receive a $7.5 million federal grant to improve the tarmac area, federal officials have announced.
The U.S. Transportation Department announced the grant on Monday, saying the money would go toward reconstructing the area where planes park, load, unload and refuel.
In a statement, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, said the funding would renovate more than 55,000 square yards of pavement at McCarran.
"McCarran International Airport is essential to our local economy and this funding will help ensure the dependability of our airport for years to come," Titus said.
The funding is part of $495 million in airport infrastructure grants the Transportation Department has awarded nationwide.
The Henderson Executive Airport will receive a grant of more than $1.9 million to improve its runway and taxiway lighting and to install floodlighting, according to a press release.
Rural airports in Elko and Beatty also received grants of nearly $1.7 million combined for runway and taxiway improvements.