frederica_wilson_7.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., has announced a $2,443,500 Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to build a service road for the Opa-locka Executive Airport.

“This service road will enhance safety by providing access to both sides of the airport, eliminating the need for vehicles to cross an active runway,” said Rep. Wilson.

“It’s a much-needed project, and I am glad to see that it is finally getting built thanks to President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood.

Opa-locka Executive Airport is a critical transportation facility and economic engine in my Congressional district, and I am glad to support it.”

The grant was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration.

Opa-locka Executive Airport is the largest of Miami-Dade County's five general aviation airports and handles a variety of private, pleasure and business flights. The airport handles more than 100,000 flight operations each year.