Albert Ellis awarded millions in grant funding

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – One Eastern North Carolina airport has received nearly $11 million from federal and state sources that will go towards improvements.

According to county leaders, the Onslow County Board of Commissioners accepted a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grant totaling $8,420,073 for Albert Ellis Airport.

They say the airport will use the money for a runway rehabilitation project.

The state has also allocated $2,462,397 in the recent state budget for additional airport improvements at OAJ. This funding will fuel future hanger development, updated navigational aids, and new and upgraded facilities.

Officials say recent grants combined with last year’s approved state funding are designed to boost the quality of life and benefit economic development efforts in Onslow County.

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