COLLEGEVILLE PA – Perkiomen Valley Airport (PVA), a small aircraft field at 767 Collegeville Rd., will receive $82,500 from the state to help in removing runway obstructions and improve safety there, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell announced Monday (June 1, 2009).

The money for PVA is being supplied under a grant administered by the state Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Aviation, and is being paid from taxes on jet fuel. It was one of 16 grant recipients, and the only one in Montgomery County, named by the governor as winners of a total of more than $3 million for airport safety and facilities maintenance and improvements.

PVA is one of the state’s 134 public-use airports and heliports, 15 of which offer have scheduled commercial service. It serves about 50 single-engine airplanes. It is located 7.1 miles southeast of Limerick PA.