Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More Than $1.4 Million For South Jersey Airports

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce More Than $1.4 Million For South Jersey Airports

Grants Will Help Improve Runway Safety and Protect Travelers at the Airports

Washington - U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded more than $1.4 million in federal funds to four New Jersey airports.

Airports in Hammonton, Mount Holly, Lakewood and Woodbine will receive these USDOT funds for security upgrades, taxiway and runway improvements, road maintenance and improvements in snow and stormwater removal. These upgrades will help maintain and improve the airports and increase safety and reliability for fliers using them.

"Our aviation network is a vital part of our state's economy. We need to make New Jersey's airports as safe, modern and reliable as possible," said Sen. Lautenberg. "These funds will help improve and modernize our local airports and protect passenger and pilot safety."

"Airport safety and efficiency at New Jersey airports are a top priority for me, as it directly affects both the state economy and our citizens," said Sen. Menendez. "This funding will increase not only the quality of these airports, but also the safety of each passenger."

The four airports will receive a total of $1,485,098:

• Hammonton Municipal Airport will receive $315,445 to improve its access road and install perimeter fencing;
• South Jersey Regional Airport will receive $150,000 to upgrade its taxiway;
• Lakewood Airport will receive $123,500 to improve its airport drainage and develop a stormwater management plan; and
• Woodbine Municipal Airport will receive two separate grants totaling $896,153 for security upgrades and to expand its transient apron which connects the access road to its airfield facilities.

Over the past month, Sens. Lautenberg and Menendez have announced more than $15.2 million in federal funding for upgrades and repairs at airports across New Jersey.

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