The city of Medina has been awarded an ODOT aviation grant to support improvements at the Medina Municipal Airport. State Senator Larry Obhof(R-Medina) today applauded the decision by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation to award a $570,000 grant for the last major phase of pavement rehabilitation since the city acquired the facility in 1987.

Medina was among 24 Ohio airports selected for funding through the Ohio Airport Grant Program's most recent round of projects. 

“Medina’s airport plays an important role in local economic development efforts by providing transportation services for local businesses and improving the community’s overall accessibility,” said Obhof. “These funds will provide significant infrastructure improvements and help ensure the airport's continued vitality.”

The grant will pay for 95 percent of a $600,000 taxiway reconstruction project. Since the city acquired the airport in 1987, all taxiway pavement areas have been rehabilitated with the exception of this remaining portion.  

The Medina Municipal Airport has approximately 90 based aircraft with thousands of operations per year and serves as a reliever airport to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

The city of Medina was also ranked No. 1 on the standby list for an apron rehabilitation project, which would provide pavement upgrades in an area where aircraft park during loading and unloading. Funding for projects on the standby list depend on money made available when other projects bid for less than their estimated costs. 

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