Two airports in Maryland have received more than $8 million in federal grants for runway rehabilitation and to improve traffic flow. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was awarded $5.7 million in a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced Sens. Barbara Mikulski D-Md. and Ben Cardin D-Md. The grant will go to the first phase of a $44 million taxiway system improvement project to increase traffic flow at BWI.
The Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport has been awarded a $2.5 million Federal Aviation Administration from the Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of cross-wind Runway 5-23. The runway's sub base and pavement surfaces, as well as runway edge lighting and navigational aids will be updated.