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BWI, Salisbury airports get millions in grants

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Two airports in Maryland have received more than $8 million in federal grants for runway rehabilitation and to improve traffic flow.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the grants on Friday. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was awarded $5.7 million in a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will go to the first phase of a $44 million taxiway system improvement project to increase traffic flow at BWI.

The Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport has been awarded a $2.5 million Federal Aviation Administration from the Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of cross-wind Runway 5-23. The runway's sub base and pavement surfaces, as well as runway edge lighting and navigational aids will be updated.