A $13.8 million airfield project slated to begin in November highlights how PGD combines expansion with wildlife management and environmental mitigation. In order to add 593 feet to Runway 15-33, the airport is executing a $1.8 million project to fill 14 acres of wetlands on airport property—this initiative is financed by FAA grants and passenger facility charge funds.

The runway rehab and wetland mitigation is being funded by a $6.4 million FAA grant, plus funds from the Florida Department of Transportation and passenger facility charges for the extension.