WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Lakefield Airport in Celina has been awarded $343,143 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to build two T-Hangar taxiways and remove utility pole obstructions blocking the Runway 8 approach.

“This is great news for Mercer County,” Brown said. “These improvements will enhance safety and capacity at Lakefield Airport. These federal dollars will go a long way in sustaining travel in and out of the airport for area residents and businesses.”