Lewis University lands $490,000 federal taxiway grant
4/1/2015, 2:01 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski issued this news release:
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that Lewis University Airport in Romeoville will be receiving a grant for $490,615 for a taxiway to the aviation center.
This grant is part of a public-private collaboration that includes Lewis University, the airport, and the State of Illinois. This airport improvement is expected to promote job creation by attracting more businesses to the region and help the Lewis University Aviation program.
“This grant will help Lewis University Airport improve its infrastructure, boosting economic development and aiding the top-notch Lewis University Aviation program,” said Lipinski.
“I’m happy to have worked with officials at the airport, the university, and the state, along with Mayor 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.”
“This necessary project will improve the flow of traffic from the runways to the hangars, including the part of the airport that serves the Lewis University Aviation program,” said Romeoville Mayor John Noak.
“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. I thank Congressman Lipinski, the State of Illinois, Lewis University, and the airport for all of their hard work.”
Owned and operated by the Joliet Regional Port District, Lewis University Airport accommodates more than 100,000 arrivals and departures annually. Its convenient location near three major interstate highways in a fast-growing area has attracted numerous Fortune 500 and other corporate aircraft.