Nearly $1.8 million in PennDOT funding for ABE
May 14, 2021
Security Checkpoint and Terminal Connector project to kickoff in 2021
(Hanover Township, PA) – Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is among (12) airports selected in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive funding from the PennDOT Aviation Transportation Assistance Program.
On Wednesday, May 12th, Governor Tom Wolf announced $10 million of state grant funds that will assist Pennsylvania’s airports in continuing safe operation, ensuring current demand can be met, and developing capacity for growth well into the future.
“Aviation plays a vital role in keeping our state’s economy moving,” Governor Wolf said.
The Security Checkpoint and Terminal Connector Project at ABE received $1,778,500. The Project includes:
- A 4-lane TSA Security Checkpoint with the latest generation screening equipment
- New vertical circulation equipment with redundancy to enhance ADA compliance
- Enhanced air purification system and improved air circulation
- Separation of outbound and inbound passenger flow
“We appreciate the commitment of Governor Wolf, the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation, and our regional delegation in Harrisburg for their strong support of this necessary infrastructure project at ABE,” said Thomas R. Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA).
“This funding provides another critical component that will enable the Airport Authority to bring this important project to fruition in 2023,” Stoudt said.
As of April 2021, Pennsylvania ranks 16th nationwide for the most public-use aviation facilities in a state with 124 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases. For more information visit www.PennDOT.gov and click on the Aviation tab. To learn more about the State’s airports, visit Travel in PA.