Lewis University Airport to receive $490,615 grant
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) recently announced the awarding of a $490,615 grant to Lewis University Airport in Romeoville, Illinois.
The grant will be used for a taxiway to the aviation center. The addition is expected to generate jobs by pulling in more businesses to the region.
“This grant will help Lewis University Airport improve its infrastructure, boosting economic development and aiding the top-notch Lewis University Aviation program,” Lipinski said. “I’m happy to have worked with officials at the airport, the university and the state, along with [Romeoville] Mayor [John] Noak, to help make this happen. As the most senior member from Illinois on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I’m going to continue to work to build up Lewis University Airport and the region’s economy.”
Noak said the project will help improve traffic flow from the runways to the hangers, as well as offer an added benefit to the economy.
“While the improvements will be extremely helpful during events in the region, such as the races at Chicagoland Speedway, it will also benefit the entire local economy making the airport’s facilities more appealing to corporate traffic and enhancing the prestigious aviation program at Lewis University," he said.
The grant is part of a public-private collaboration between Lewis University, the airport and the state.