U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) made the announcement on Tuesday.
“This funding will help repair our runways and ensure the safety of travelers flying in and out of the Philadelphia International Airport,” said Senator Casey. “It will also provide much needed jobs for workers in Southeastern Pennsylvania.”
The federal funding will rehabilitate the existing runway including paving, signage and lighting of the runway.
Earlier this year, the FAA granted its approval to Philadelphia International for A $5.2 billion expansion plan designed to reduce flight delays and position the airport for economic growth.
In 2010, Philadelphia International handled 460,779 takeoffs and landings, making it the 12th busiest airport in the world.