Three Pittsburgh-Area Airports Will Receive State Funds For Improvements
Nearly $4 million has been earmarked for Allegheny County, Washington County and Pittsburgh International airports.
Three local airports have received state funding of nearly $4 million to help with much-needed improvements.
Allegheny County, Washington County and Pittsburgh International airports will receive the funds, which are part of a $10 million state investment that will be allotted for facility improvements, infrastructure preservation and development, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
“Our airports are gateways to local economies in the commonwealth, providing Pennsylvania communities with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefit each year,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll in a press release.
The following projects will be completed with the funds:
- Allegheny County Airport — $600,000 of state funds for repairs and upgrades to existing hangars. An additional $375,000 will go toward repairs and improvements to the airport’s drainage system.
- Pittsburgh International Airport — $1,875,000 for the initial phase of a watershed restoration project to improve the water quality in two on-airport streams and maintain environmental compliance.
- Washington County Airport — $1,125,000 to continue construction of the southside taxiway. This development will provide enhanced airside and landside access to continue to add corporate hangars and aviation businesses.
“This funding to continue construction at the Washington County Airport will play a tremendous role in attracting businesses to Southwestern Pennsylvania and enhancing the local economy,” Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-46, said in the release.
Ten projects statewide will be funded by the state Capital Budget through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is supported by bonds.