Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) announced more than $14.4 million in federal funding for Oxnard Airport to replace the existing runway with new pavement and markings, which will improve airport safety and support the airport’s operations in the region.
“This critical funding will allow Oxnard Airport to rehabilitate its runway and improve safety for airport users,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “These much needed upgrades will ensure that Oxnard Airport remains a strong general aviation airport for years to come. Funding for airport infrastructure improvements is crucial for local aviation businesses, for local companies that use the airport for goods movement, and for aviation enthusiasts in Ventura County and throughout our region.”
“This project will rehabilitate the Oxnard Airport runway, ensuring Ventura County continues to maintain a safe and compliant runway at Oxnard for the next twenty-five plus years,” said Kip Turner, Ventura County Director of Airports. “The project will consist of replacing the existing runway with new base, pavement, and markings back to the same size it is today. We are very thankful for our partnership with the FAA on this much needed project. The County of Ventura is very appreciative of the continued support from Congresswoman Brownley on this effort.”
Oxnard Airport will receive $14,479,900 in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to rehabilitate 5,900 feet of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, Congresswoman Brownley works closely with officials throughout Ventura County to support the general aviation airports in Oxnard and Camarillo, which together generate $282 million in economic output annually and support over 2,000 local jobs.