Three Pennsylvania airports get grant from state

Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny County Airport and Butler County Airport are the recipients of grants totaling $828,000. Pittsburgh International in Findlay will receive $750,000 to complete pavement, joint and crack sealing on its north runway and multiple taxiways. Set to begin in the Spring, the project is designed to prolong the life of the runway and taxiways. The county’s airport authority will provide $250,000.

The Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin, will collect a $75,000 grant to be used to fund the first phase design of a project to rehabilitate power and lighting systems in the main terminal and in the public parking lot and a parking lot building. The airport authority will chip in $25,000.

Butler County Airport in Penn will receive $3,000 to develop a municipal hazard zoning ordinance.

The awards are part of $4 million in grants announced last week under the state Department of Transportation’s aviation development program, funded through a jet fuel tax.