JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Juneau International Airport will receive nearly $10 million in federal transportation grant money that it will use to address “serious life safety hazards.”

KTOO-FM reports the Juneau airport was one of the 37 small airports around the country that will receive a part of the $205 million in supplemental airport infrastructure grants.

Federal Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Thursday that the improvements will not only expand airport capacity, but improve safety as well.

The Juneau airport’s grant application says the money will be used to replace a sand and chemical storage building. The money will also replace an obsolete fueling facility.

The Juneau airport was built in 1966 as a hanger and later repurposed.

Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.org

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