The final hurdle to taxiway and apron work at the Johnson County Airport was lifted when the County Commissioners accepted and signed the final grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation at their Tuesday meeting.
The total project cost is $1.35 million, of which $585,000 came from the Federal Aviation Administration with small contributions from the state and county in an earlier approved grant. The grant signed Tuesday carries a WyDOT share of $459,330 and a local match of $306,220.
Ben Weaver, with WWC Engineering in Sheridan, is overseeing the project and explains how and why the two separate grants were necessary.
The taxilane expansion and apron work will allow expansion of the airport's hangars, of which there are currently eight. This will allow at least that many, and up to twelve additional hangars to be built at the airport, according to Weaver.
The project is expected to begin in April and be significantly complete by the end of July.