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Pennsylvania awards airport project funds

HARRISBURG, PA.—Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the investment of $12.2 million as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Aviation Capital Budget/Transportation Assistance Program. The program is funded through state capital bond dollars in the General Fund budget. The grants, which are authorized by the General Assembly, are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation.

Following is a list of capital grant recipients, the amount of funding, and a brief description of the projects:

  • Pittsburgh International Airport—$3.7 million to continue construction of the airport-wide deicing stormwater treatment plant;
  • Zelienople Municipal Airport—$275,000 to extend the access road and utilities into the airport to develop and attract new aviation business opportunities;
  • Erie International Airport Tom Ridge Field—$3 million for the next phase of the runway extension project;
  • Indiana County Jimmy Stewart Airport—$664,894 for the next phase of the runway extension project;
  • Lehigh Valley International Airport—$3 million for main terminal renovations;
  • Mifflin County Airport—$250,000 to construct a 10-unit aircraft storage hangar;
  • Pottstown Municipal Airport—$250,000 to assist with building aircraft storage hangars; and
  • Philadelphia International Airport—$1 million to continue construction of a multi-year project to extend runway 17-35.