- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Numerous New Mexico airports are getting a total of $6.5 million of federal grants for maintenance and construction projects.

The grants announced Wednesday by Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich will pay to rehabilitate runways, construct buildings and fences and make safety improvements at 11 airports across the state.

Gallup Municipal Airport is getting the largest grant — nearly $3.4 million for runway work.

Smaller grants are going to the Aztec Municipal, Carrizozo Municipal, Grants-Milan Municipal, Lea County-Zip Franklin Memorial, Los Alamos and Ohkay Owingeh airports.

The other airports getting grants are Santa Fe Municipal, Shiprock Airstrip. Socorro Municipal and Springer Municipal Airport.

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