$779,000 in federal grants for two So. Jersey airports

WASHINGTON, D.C – Nearly $800,000 has been awarded to two South Jersey airports for improvements.

The South Jersey Regional Airport in Mount Holly has been awarded $480,000, and the Robert J. Miller Air Park Airport in Ocean County has been given $299,250.

The grants were made by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The money for the South Jersey Regional Airport will be used for master plan revisions to define further improvement needs. The funds for the Miller airport will go toward runway construction.

“This investment will go towards the upgrade of two South Jersey airports to ensure they can continue accommodating comfortably and safely thousands of travelers each year,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said in a release announcing the awards.

“It will also help boost the areas’ attractiveness as a tourist destination and help create desperately needed construction jobs immediately.”

$779,000 in federal grants for two So. Jersey airports