Kelly, Sinema Announce Over $36 Million Investment Coming from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport & Yuma International Airport 

Bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $36 million through the Airport Terminal Program 

A total of $36,950,000 will be invested in Arizona airport terminal upgrades from the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly. 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport will receive $36 million and Yuma International Airport will receive $950,000 through the Airport Terminal Program – a program created by Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan infrastructure law to provide grants for airport terminal development projects. 

“Today’s $36 million investment from our bipartisan infrastructure law will strengthen airport security and safety at Phoenix Sky Harbor and Yuma International – allowing Arizonans to travel with ease and peace of mind,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law. 

“Our airports support jobs and tourism in our state. These resources will further modernization at Sky Harbor and security upgrades at Yuma International to allow passengers to travel safely and comfortably,” said Senator Kelly.  

Phoenix Sky Harbor will use the $36 million grant to replace equipment used for cooling Terminal 4’s main building, eight concourses and connector bridges, among other crucial modernization projects. 

Yuma International Airport will use the $950,000 grant to strengthen security by upgrading and replacing security cameras, access readers, fiber optics, data switches, and hardware at high security requirement locations to enhance security and aid in detecting potential threats against people, property, and aircraft. 

The bipartisan infrastructure law includes a historic $25 billion in additional investments for aviation infrastructure. The bipartisan law provides $15 billion in priority projects at every airport in the United States, $5 billion in competitive grants for terminal development and other landslide projects, and $5 billion in grants for strengthening Air Traffic Control towers and infrastructure. 

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties. 

The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.