Payne Announces $492,300 Grant for Linden Airport

Apr 16, 2015 Issues: Infrastructure and Transportation

Washington, D.C.  – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today announced that the City of Linden has been awarded $492,300 through the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate runway pavement.

“I’m pleased the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded this funding for important improvements to Linden Airport,” said Congressman Payne, Jr. “It’s critical that flights arriving and departing Linden Airport do so in the safest conditions possible. This grant will improve both the usability and safety of the runway, and lessen future costs by mitigating against future damage.”

The grant was awarded for the rehabilitation of 4,140 feet of Linden Airport’s runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement. It will also fund drainage improvements needed to eliminate ponding on airfield surfaces.

Earlier this month, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded a $180,000 grant for Linden Airport to acquire new snow removal equipment.