Lehigh Valley International Airport will receive $1.7 million from the state Department of Transportation as part of an effort to invest in a dozen airports across the commonwealth, state officials announced Wednesday.
The money will go to continue the terminal connector and security checkpoint expansion as well as enhance terminal commercial development connectivity at the Hanover Township, Lehigh County, airport, according to a news release.
“Aviation plays a vital role in keeping our state’s economy moving,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These investments will help Pennsylvania’s airports operate safely, expand to meet current demands and sustain growth well into the future.”
A total of $10 million in state grant funds will be invested at several airports throughout the state, according to the release. The money comes from the DOT’s Aviation Transportation Assistance Program to expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities.
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As part of the initiative, the Doylestown and Quakertown airports, both in Bucks County, will receive $150,000 each to repave and reseal aircraft parking areas and taxiways, and make exterior improvements and increase the energy efficiency of the terminal building, respectively, according to the release.
There are 124 airports, heliports and seaplane bases across the state.