Runway, Taxiway Improvement Grants Approved for 3 NJ General Aviation Airports
November 20, 2013
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  • The state Department of Transportation is paying $80,064 toward runway and taxiway construction at Ocean County Airport, taxiway lighting replacement at Essex County Airport and a runway crack repair at Linden Airport — three projects totalling just over $1.6 million.

    The state’s share is 5 percent, same as the airport owners, while the Federal Aviation Administration will pick up 90 percent of the tab, or just over $1.44 million.

    The three projects in three different New Jersey counties were announced this week by the state Department of Transportation, which noted Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has invested more than $13.7 million in New Jersey general aviation airports over the past four years.

    In addition, the state will pay $40,793 toward $407,932 for a pair of studies — a New Jersey airports economic impact study and data collection to analyze the pavement condition at 17 airports.