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Southwest Florida airports to receive $17 million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) were awarded more than $15.7 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation from funding made available by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed last month. In total, 98 airports in Florida will receive an estimated $240.5 million.

During the first year of the law, RSW will receive $11,418,430 and PGD $4,330,750  that can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects. It is the first of five annual rounds of funding Florida airports will receive.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build safer and more sustainable airports that connect individuals to jobs and communities to the world,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said. “With this new funding, urban, regional and rural airports across the country now can get to work on projects that have waited for years, modernizing their infrastructure and building a better America.”

An additional 78 reliever and general aviation airports across the state are also estimated to receive funding during the first year of the law. Naples Airport will receive $763,000, Marco Island Executive Airport $295,000, Immokalee Regional Airport $159,000 and LaBelle Municipal Airport $159,000.

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