WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced today that the city of Cleveland will receive $20 million to improve airport infrastructure at Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. The federal funds, which have been released to Ohio from the economic recovery package will be distributed through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
“These funds are an investment in Cleveland-Hopkins’ infrastructure” said Brown. “These construction projects will create new jobs and bring new economic development to the region.”
The recovery funds allocated to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport will enable two construction projects to improve runway safety. The airport has been awarded $13.5 million to build a new taxiway and $6.5 million to construct a new apron.
The FAA will award $1.1 billion from the economic recovery package to qualified airports on a discretionary basis. Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is one of more than 3,000 airports across the country that is eligible for recovery funds.