Colorado Air and Space Port Receives State Grant to Rehabilitate Ramp and Taxiway Areas

Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) is receiving a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Aeronautics Division to perform pavement rehabilitation work on some of CASP’s most heavily used taxiways and ramp areas. Adams County is providing $55,555 as the local grant match toward the work with a total project cost of $555,555 in a 90/10 partnership.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) applauded the grant in Public Hearing.

“By investing in infrastructure at Colorado Air and Space Port, we are paving the way to economic growth in the I-70 corridor,” said Emma Pinter, Chair of the BoCC. “This $500,000 grant will enhance our airport, ensuring safer and more efficient operations. On behalf of the board, I’d like to commend the staff at CASP for their work to obtain this grant to upgrade their facilities.”

“The majority of the money CDOT Aeronautics is awarding in these grants is from passenger flights from Denver International Airport. It is a good partnership with DIA, and we appreciate the good work they do because without their involvement, we would not be seeing the amount of money available,” said Commissioner Charles “Chaz” Tedesco. “I sit on the Colorado Aeronautical Board, and I see how the partnerships we’ve developed have been extremely helpful, and I’m gratified to see this money being spread out because of that partnership.”

Specifically, the project will provide funding to rehabilitate the existing West Ramp and Taxiway Alpha pavement at CASP. The funds will be spent on pavement maintenance, including crack sealant, a seal coat application, and new pavement markings. The maintenance will extend the existing pavement life and reduce concerns about foreign object debris on the pavement.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and continue our long partnership with CDOT Aeronautics to upgrade our ramp and taxiway infrastructure, which is essential to the safety of aircraft and the success of CASP. We would not be able to be so successful without the continued support of  Colorado’s Civil Aeronautics Board, Dave Ulaine, the Director of Aeronautics for CDOT, and his expert team,” said CASP Director Jeff Kloska. “With these funds, we'll be able to ensure our aircraft pavement surfaces are maintained in a safe and serviceable condition for all aircraft users of CASP. With this project, we reinforce our commitment to offering world-class services as a general aviation airport with convenient access to Denver and the Rocky Mountains.”

The planned project schedule is in spring/summer 2024. For more information on aviation, aerospace, and economic opportunities at CASP, visit