Major upgrades are coming to two local airports.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will receive over $20 million dollars in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for improvements.
In addition, Akron-Canton Airport will receive $438,000 for new snow removal equipment.
The investment is part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which is awarding $3.18 billion in funding for 381 airports across the country.
Officials said the program’s purpose is to increase efficiency and safety at the airports.
The funding for Hopkins has been allocated for four separate projects/improvements:
- $14,931,937--Construct Taxiway
- $2,125,807--Construct Runway
- $3,238,526--Acquire Snow Removal Equipment
- $142,497--Construct Taxiway
You can check out a complete list of grants here.
WUSA's Samantha Kubota contributed to this story.