OXNARD, CALIF. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced more than $600,000 in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for much-needed infrastructure projects at the Camarillo and Oxnard airports.
“The Camarillo and Oxnard airports play an essential role in driving Ventura County’s diverse economy,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “Last year, I successfully fought to spare both regional airport contract towers from closure due to sequestration, and I am pleased that the FAA once again recognized the importance of the Camarillo and Oxnard airports in ensuring the safety and economic health of Ventura County.”
“We have identified critical needs to maintain our aviation facilities in Ventura County, and working closely with our partners in the FAA we have secured the federal grants to accomplish the projects budgeted for this year in their entirety,” said Todd McNamee, Director of Airports for Ventura County. “The projects include pavement maintenance of access roads and aircraft parking aprons at our airports.”
The contracts came in under budget. Camarillo Airport will receive $415,464 and Oxnard Airport will receive $227,169. Both projects are for the rehabilitation of the apron pavement, which is necessary to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.