MTAA approves bid for new fuel storage
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Metro Airport Authority approved a project to replace fuel storage at the Topeka Regional Airport.
The MTAA Board of Directors approved a $10.2 million bid to install a new fuel farm at the airport, which will be completely covered by a grant funded through the CARES Act.
MTAA President Eric Johnson says the current farm is an aging system installed in the 1950′s. The new system will be modernized, above-ground, and meet current safety and environmental standards.
Johnson says the original cost estimate was $6.5 million, so they’re grateful for the federal help.
“We’re due for it, and it’s a great opportunity for us to get something done that otherwise that we might need bonding or borrowing to get a new system,” Johnson said. “So this is a great opportunity for us.”
Johnson says the project has a 300-day deadline and needs to be completed by June 1, 2024.
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