The Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) Board of Directors recently approved its five-year capital improvement plan (fiscal years 2019-2023). The plan, which includes FAA and LRAA funding, estimates the Airport Authority will spend approximately $311 million on capital projects – $280 million at Louisville International and $31 million at Bowman Field.
Key components of the plan at Louisville International Airport include reconstruction of airfield pavements, updating the airfield lighting and electrical system, construction of the aircraft apron, modernization of the taxiway network, updating the landside terminal electrical system and continuation of the sound insulation program focusing on treatment of eligible facilities on the University of Louisville campus.
Bowman Field improvements include the continuation of an obstruction removal and mitigation project, updating airfield lighting equipment, replacing airfield signage and renovations to the administration building.
All projects for both airports are subject to funding availability and must be approved by the LRAA board as part of the annual budget process.