Two Mercer County airports will be getting large grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation to make improvements, according to TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville. The announcement was made on Monday.

The grant money is part of the Airport Improvement Program. The grants given throughout the state total more than $8.5 million of state money to keep up with airport safety, protecting residents and employees.

Trenton-Mercer Airport will receive $900,000. The airport in Ewing Township will use the money to install lighting on Taxiway D. Robbinsville Airport will receive around $643,000 to fix cracks and for Phase I design and construction, according to the article.

Assemblyman, and Chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee Daniel Benson, said, "These grants are going to make a significant and positive impact on the Trenton Mercer and Robbinsville Airports by enabling crucial improvements to these sites. Repairing the runways will make these airports safer for pilots and passengers alike. This funding represents our State's continued commitment to prioritizing the modernization and reinforcement of our transportation infrastructure."

Frontier Airlines is the only major commercial airline to fly in and out of Trenton-Mercer Airport. Until last year, Allegiant Airlines also

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