Erie Int’l Airport to Receive Funding for Construction
The Erie-area projects are pending more than $8 million in federal funding, half of which will be used to upgrade facilities at Erie International Airport.
US Congressman Mike Kelly’s staff worked closely with different parties seeking community funding for projects.
Erie International Airport received $4 million in community funding to improve airport quality.
“We are enhancing an asset we have in Erie that will create jobs, make us more viable and more accessible to people across the country,” said Rep. Mike Kelly, (R) of Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district.
Congressman Mike Kelly and Erie International Airport Executive Director Derek Martin have teamed up to showcase the project with benefits and features that will add value to the community.
“We’ve had incredible development that makes Erie more accessible. I think that’s one of the check marks when people say, “Well, where am I going?” Let’s just see all the positives, so it just enhances an asset that we think is really valuable,” Kelly said.
The construction comes at a time of revitalization in Erie and will allow for safer travel for passengers.
“It moves us from an aging infrastructure to greater compliance with the standards available today,” said Derek Martin, executive director of Erie International Airport.
The congressman shared an important aspect for the community to remember about funding the project.
“It brings money home, money that our taxpayers send to Washington. It comes back home to meet the needs they have, and most of them are pretty solid infrastructure projects. that will improve life in the areas we represent,” said Kelly.
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The construction will go towards general aviation ramps and taxiways.