New Terminal Coming To Cape May Airport

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Commissioners recently awarded a contract to Arthur J. Ogren, Inc. to construct a new Airport Terminal Building on Hornet Road at the Cape May Airport.

The project is expected to commence on March 13, 2023, with a completion date in the first quarter of 2024. The total cost of the project is estimated at $7.4 million, with Cape May County contributing approximately $250,000 towards the terminal and additional funds for roadway and parking enhancements in the immediate vicinity.

New Terminal Coming To Cape May Airport

New Terminal Coming To Cape May Airport

The new 5,400 SF building, which includes offices, meeting space, aviation customer support spaces, and public lobby space, will be located at the end of Hornet Road on the airport apron. It will replace the existing terminal, which is not suitable for future terminal needs and functions.

The old terminal is also located far from the Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) and associated fueling facilities, making it impractical to have the terminal building, FBO, and fueling operations located in one central location.

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Cape May County Commissioner Will Morey expressed his appreciation for the ongoing collaborative partnership with the DRBA team, which has led to the substantive improvement of the airport.

Morey believes that the new terminal will set a high bar for future development and redevelopment at the airport, contributing to the economic development efforts aimed at attracting new businesses and industries to the community.

The project also involves the demolition of two hangars and related hazardous material abatement, new vehicle and pedestrian access gates, asphalt parking lot, exterior lighting, building signage, hardscaping, utility tie-ins, stormwater mitigation, and landscaping.

The consulting engineer and architectural firms are C&S Engineers of Philadelphia, PA and Fennick McCreddie of Boston, MA, respectively.

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Cape May County is investing significant funds to develop a new airport entrance at Hornet Road, in collaboration with the DRBA. The strong working partnership between the two entities is transforming and modernizing the airport, with the aim of benefitting airport customers and Cape May County residents.

The DRBA is a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. It owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing.

The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers, including two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal, and Delaware Airpark).

All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry, and airport facilities. For more information, visit

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