BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Logan International Airport will receive over $62 million in funding for repairs, it was announced Thursday.
The funding is part of the FAA's Airport Terminals Program, which will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes.
The grant will support the replacement and repair of the arrival roadways for Terminal A and E and the roadway between Terminals C and E. It also provides funding for the renovation of of the existing 1974 Terminal E facilities. It will replace the HVAC system, expand the baggage claim area to accommodate the on-going gate expansions, improve and expand the curbside area, and rehabilitate the existing ticket counter area, gates and jet bridges.
"Boston Logan is a vital hub for travelers in Massachusetts and beyond, and this federal funding from the Infrastructure Bill will help make much-needed improvements to our airport roadways and terminals," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was part of the Massachusetts delegation that announced the funding. "This federal investment will create over 1,000 new construction jobs, fund terminal renovations and expansions, and continue to grow our local economy."
"This investment in Boston Logan represents a strong commitment to improving service and operations at one of our nation’s finest airports, and comes at a crucial time for travelers who are experiencing record delays and cancellations"” said Senator Ed Markey. "This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create hundreds of good jobs here in our Commonwealth and ensure that travelers from the Bay State and across the world are able to travel more safely and swiftly, with fewer delays and shorter waiting lines."
Logan's $62 million is the largest of the FAA grants, followed by $60 million for Denver International Airport, $50 million for Orlando International Airport, and $49.6 million for Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C.