Democratic U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker of New Jersey announced Wednesday $2,900,283 in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve and upgrade airports across New Jersey.
“Investing in our aging infrastructure keeps our families safe, creates good jobs, and allows travel to continue running smoothly,” Menendez said.
“These grants will help modernize New Jersey’s regional airports, from Atlantic County to Essex County,” Booker said. “Federal investments in our aging infrastructure keep travelers safe and the regional economy moving.”
The grants include $1,800,000 to Ocean County Airport in Toms River to expand the airport’s apron; $448,341 at Morristown Municipal Airport to complete runway safety improvements; $396,000 at Ocean City Municipal Airport to install new obstruction lights; $144,900 at Essex County Airport in Fairfield to remove tree obstructions from the runway; $84,042 at Hammonton Municipal Airport to install a 4,000-foot fence around the airfield; and $27,000 at Ocean County Airport in Toms River to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment to identify wildlife species, their movement, and daily and seasonal activities.