The multiple-phase upgrades at Lakewood Municipal Airport move forward with the help of $220,500 from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Lakewood Airport (Google Maps)

The allotment is part of a $1,200,000 package for local airport renovations in New Jersey announced today by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

According to information from Menendez's office, the money is targeted for removal of runway obstructions and other unspecified improvements.

The Delaware River and Bay Authority receives $881, 560 for the second of three projects at Millville Municipal Airport, renovations of the apron terminal.

“Funding to improve our municipal airports is important to keeping air travel safe and reliable,” said Menendez in a prepared release.  “And without strong federal investment, New Jersey’s airports wouldn’t be able to thrive and help drive our economic growth.”