Contact: Kent Patton Kerry Arndt
Snohomish County Office of Sen. Patty Murray
Receives Significant FAA Grant for Critical Infrastructure
Will fund construction for improved runway safety, taxiway, and water quality
July 24, 2017—Today, the FAA announced that Snohomish County's
Paine Field Airport has been awarded a grant of over $12 million for a number
of major projects: constructing a water treatment facility and detention pond;
reconstructing taxiway bravo; and reconstructing the north ramp taxilane. These
investments in Paine Field will ensure that it not only has the highest quality
infrastructure but also can improve water quality before it reaches Puget
Sen. Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate
Committee on Appropriations Committee and an advocate for the FAA's Airport
Improvement Program grant funding, supported the County's application for the
"As a voice for Washington state, I'm proud to fight
for federal investments that can help grow the economy and connect our
communities," said U.S. Senator Patty Murray. "Paine Field is poised
for big things in the near- and long-term, and this kind of infrastructure
investment will help makes those projects a reality."
“We are grateful to Senator
Murray, Senator Cantwell, and Representative Larsen for their hard work in
helping secure these funds,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive.
“Great things are happening at Paine Field, and we’re continuing to work hard
to give our job creators the infrastructure they need. Also, Paine Field will
now have a much improved water treatment system, making the water that ends up
in Puget Sound that much cleaner.”
Washington State, transportation means jobs, and the resources announced today
will help boost the economic driver that is Paine Field,” said Larsen, the
top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation. “This investment
will also help treat and clean water that drains from Paine Field into Puget
Sound as well as make infrastructure improvements for pilots, passengers and
"Paine Field supports thousands of jobs in Snohomish
County and throughout the entire region. This smart federal investment ensures
that Paine Field remains an economic hub, supporting good paying jobs and the
aerospace industry in the Northwest," said U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell,
the leading Democrat on the Senate Commerce aviation subcommittee.
Construction will start in
August 2017 and last for approximately two years. The projects will cost a total
of $17 million.
Below is a map showing
the various Paine Field projects funded with the FAA grant.