Sen. Brown Announces More Than $7 Million for Ohio Airports

Funds will Support Projects in Butler, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Geauga, Greene, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Madison, Ottawa, Scioto, Summit, Union and Williams Counties

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced $7,453,629 in new federal funds for Ohio airports. The grants will be disbursed through the Federal Aviation Administration to 17 projects across the state. Funds will be used at local airports for runway construction and renovation, performing necessary maintenance, and infrastructure development.

"These funds will help promote economic development by allowing for critical airport infrastructure upgrades," Brown said. "They will help improve the safety, capacity, and life span of Ohio's airports."

Details on the funding breakdown are below:

Recipient

County

Amount

Purpose of Award

Miami University Airport

Butler

$ 59,327

Extend taxiway and install apron lighting

Middletown Regional/Hook Field Airport

Butler

$300,000

Construct a sanitary sewer and water main extension

Clinton Field Airport

Clinton

$66,025

Rehabilitate apron and runway

Cuyahoga County Airport

Cuyahoga

$901,962

Reconstruct the apron and taxiway

Defiance Memorial Airport

Defiance

$644,972

Construct taxiway

Geauga County Airport

Geauga

$472,924

Rehabilitate runway

Lewis A. Jackson Regional

Greene

$391,073

Acquire snow removal equipment, construct taxiway and  rehabilitate taxiways

Hardin County Airport

Hardin

$101,427

Construct terminal building and remove obstructions

Henry County Airport

Henry

$66,000

Rehabilitate apron and runway

Toledo Express Airport

Lucas

$3,095,307

Rehabilitate runway

Madison County Airport

Madison

$63,769

Install apron lighting and a runway vertical/visual guidance system

Middle Bass Island Airport

Ottawa

$130,500

Rehabilitate runway

North Bass Island Airport

Ottawa

$136,848

Rehabilitate runway

Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport

Scioto

$103,122

Improve airport drainage, improve terminal building and install airport beacon

Akron-Canton Regional Airport

Summit

$ 687,828

Design aircraft rescue & fire fighting building

Union County Airport

Union

$172,679

Install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate access road

Williams County Airport

Williams

$ 59,866

Construct apron and rehabilitate runway

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