An $11.3 million federal grant announced Thursday will allow Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to upgrade a runway to meet safety standards.
The grant, from the U.S. Department of Transportation, is part of a larger, $350 million project to upgrade all of BWI's runways to meet Federal Aviation Administration safety standards by 2015. The runway targeted in the grant announced Thursday is Runway 15R-33L. The money will pay for pavement rehabilitation, new grading and stormwater management, according to a joint announcement by U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin, and Congressman John Sarbanes.
Similar grants have previously been awarded to rehabilitate other BWI runways, including one last rehabilitated in 1987.