Three South Jersey Airports Awarded More Than $5 Million

May 30, 2017

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – The Office of U.S. Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced $5,098,991 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for projects and improvements at three South Jersey airports. LoBiondo, who is currently traveling overseas in his capacity as Chairman of the House CIA Subcommittee for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is also Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee. He is unreachable for comment.

The federal grant amounts and projects are:

Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)

  • $2,617,200 for the rehabilitation of 1,900 feet of the airport’s existing access road to preserve and enhance access as well as the final construction phase of 950 feet of perimeter fencing; and,
  • $67,500 to fund an environmental assessment to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to the on-airport obstruction removal for runway 13/31 and runway 4/22.

The South Jersey Transportation Authority, which manages the airport, will receive the two grant awards.

Cape May County Airport

  • $1,100,000 for the final phase funding more than 6,500 feet of drainage improvements necessary to handle stormwater runoff:
  • $558,000 for the installation of 8,300 feet of perimeter fencing to protect the airport; and,
  • $500,471 for the final phase funding the removal of tree obstructions in the runway 10/28 and 1/19 approach ad transitional surfaces.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the airport, will receive the three grant awards.

Hammonton Municipal Airport

  • $255,820 for the final phase of a project to remove tree obstructions from the Runway 3/21 approach and transitional surfaces. The Town of Hammonton will receive the funding.

The federal funding is awarded from the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. Eligible projects include those improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns. Any professional services that are necessary for eligible projects — such as planning, surveying, and design — are eligible as is runway, taxiway, and apron pavement maintenance. Aviation demand at the airport must justify the projects, which must also meet Federal environmental and procurement requirements.