The New Castle Airport will get more than $5 million from the FAA to fund repairs to a taxiway adjacent to the airport's two main runways.

The money is part of $282 million in funding for airport's nationwide from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Airport Improvement program. 

""The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements," said U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao. "This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities."

Taxiways L and N at the New Castle Aiport will be extended and partially relocated to create a continuous taxiway paralle to Runway 9-27. Delaware River and Bay Authority plans say the project will allow for "safe and efficient aircraft taxiing operations." 

More than 67 airports in 29 states will share in the infrastructure grants.