N.J. lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno announced a $2.5 million state grant for Trenton-Mercer Airport to upgrade a taxiway, part of a $12 million project that will include paving, grading, installing lights and other improvements.
Mercer County will contribute $132,000 and is seeking grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for the balance.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines is making Trenton-Mercer its northeast base, with nonstop service now to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Fla. and New Orleans. Starting next month, Frontier will fly to Atlanta, Chicago Midway, Columbus, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham airports from Trenton. The airport is nine miles from the state capital and 13 miles from Princeton.