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University Park Airport receives FAA grants totaling $2.8 million

Design and restoration efforts at University Park Airport received a funding boost in the form of two grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, said Tuesday in a news release.

The first grant, in the amount of $619,661, will be used to rehabilitate 396,188 square yards of the general aviation apron, the release said. The second, in the amount of $2,218,569, will be used for phases I and II of construction for the rehabilitation of the apron, including relocation of Taxiway D and the extension of Taxiway B.

The funds will help ensure the airport meets FAA design requirements, airport Director Bryan Rodgers said.

“I commend University Park Airport for their vision,” Thompson said, “and I look forward to continue to work with them and the local community to ensure the long-term viability of this great facility.”