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The main terminal at Denver International Airport is undergoing a major renovation.

Five airports in Colorado will receive a total of $7.6 million in grant funding for infrastructure updates.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced in a release Monday that the funding will come from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.

Denver International Airport will receive two grants totaling $1,323,068 for the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program, which finances low emission vehicles, refueling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other air quality improvements, according to the program's website.

Durango-La Plata County Airport will receive $1,822,905 for apron repairs, Lake County Airport will receive $600,000 for repairs and to build a parking lot, The Pueblo Memorial Airport will get $3 million to install a fence, and Wray Municipal Airport will receive $889,789 for a taxiway.

"This significant investment in airport improvements in Colorado will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation," Chao said.

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