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Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 Airports

May 25, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Fourteen airports will make safety upgrades or expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $15 million in state investments, Governor Wolf announced today.

“Aviation serves as a catalyst for our economy across Pennsylvania and features more than 400 airports serving a variety of customers,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are at stake, and these investments help airports bolster commerce and attract more customers.”

Seventeen projects will be supported by $9.8 million through the state’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, and $5.2 million through the aviation portion of the Multimodal Fund created by Act 89.

Following is a county-by-county list of approved Aviation Development Program projects under the programs:

Transportation Assistance Program projects:

Allegheny County

Allegheny County Airport — $888,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1.2 million for restoration and improvements to the terminal building.

Blair County

Altoona-Blair County Airport — $1.1 million of state funds for a total project of $2.2 million to demolish and construct a new county building at the airport and $1.5 million of state funds for a total project cost of $3 million for a new corporate hangar.

Bucks County

Quakertown Airport — $270,000 of state funds for a total project of $540,000 to acquire land to clear approaches to Runway 29.

Chester County

Chester County/G.O. Carlson Airport — $337,000 of state funds for a total project of $674,000 for a new hangar apron and $513,000 of state funds for a total project of $1 million for new hangar facilities.

Erie County

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field — $1.7 million of state funds for a total project of $2.3 million for rehabilitation of the terminal building.

Lackawanna and Luzerne counties

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport — $147,500 of state funds for a total project of $295,000 for relocating a TSA checkpoint to reduce queues.

Lawrence County

New Castle Municipal Airport — $375,000 of state funds for a total project of $500,000 for land acquisition to control development around the airport.

Lycoming County

Williamsport Regional Airport — $150,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $300,000 to replace hangar doors.

Monroe County

Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport– $800,000 of state funds for a total project of $1.6 million to construct T-hangars.

Washington County

Washington County Airport — $1.3 million of state funds for a total project of $1.7 million for a new taxiway and $700,000 of state funds for a total project of $933,000 for a second section of taxiway.

Multimodal Fund projects:

Allegheny County

Pittsburgh International Airport — $1.6 million of state funds for a total project of $2.2 million for airfield pavement joint crack rehabilitation.

Centre County

University Park Airport — $2.2 million of state funds for a total project of $5.4 million for an access road to the airport.

Lancaster County

Lancaster Airport — $691,150 of state funds for a total project of $921,534 for a new aircraft maintenance hangar and office.

Lehigh County

Lehigh Valley International Airport — $700,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1.4 million to rehabilitate a parking lot.

For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania visit www.penndot.gov.

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