Congressman Tim Ryan Applauds the Akron Executive Airport for Securing Federal Grant for Runway Rehabilitation
Akron, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) issued the following statement today to applaud the Akron Executive Airport (formally the Akron-Fulton Airport) for securing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to enhance airport safety and infrastructure. Project construction is estimated to cost $3.2 million and is scheduled to take place next Spring.
“I want to extend my deepest congratulations to Mayor Horrigan, the Akron Executive Airport, and the entire City of Akron for securing these important federal funds to enhance our airport’s infrastructure and ensure that it will be able to serve our community for years to come,” said Rep. Tim Ryan.“The Akron Executive Airport is an economic driver for not only the City of Akron but all of Northeast Ohio and this federal grant will help our region create new jobs and attract new business.”
The grant will be used to fund the Akron Fulton Airport Runway 7-25 Rehab project. The project consists of resurfacing Runway 7-25, replacing runway lighting with medium intensity LED lights, replacing signage, and decommissioning the crosswind Runway 1-19. Runway 7-25 is 6,337 feet long and 150 feet wide. The decommissioning of Runway 1-19 will take place by decoupling it from the main Runway 7-25 by removing pavement within the safety area. The decommissioning of Runway 1-19 will allow for future development on the north and south parts of the airport.