MILLVILLE – The Millville Municipal Airport will receive a total of $625,000 in federal grants to rehabilitate runways and improve drainage systems, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo announced Wednesday.
The grants come from the Federal Aviation Administration and will be given to the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which will put the money toward the airport.
“Investing in our nation’s airport infrastructure creates jobs, grows our economy, and allows for better access to South Jersey tourism attractions and destinations,” said LoBiondo. “Businesses rely on the nation’s transportation network to move their goods and services efficiently and effectively. This federal funding for Millville is critical for the long-term economic growth of Cumberland County and our region.”
The drainage work will involve $400,000 for piping replacement to eliminate ponding on airfield surfaces. The other $225,000 will go toward pavement milling, sealing and overlay of taxiways B and K.
“Federal funding for infrastructure enhancements and security improvements are critical to a healthy general aviation airport,” said Scott A. Green, executive director of the DRBA. “These investments will also boost our ability to pursue economic development opportunities with our city and county partners.”
The FAA funding comes from its Airport Improvement Program, which grants money to projects related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security and environmental concerns.