U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding the Chippewa County International Airport $1,448,322 to repair runways and taxiways that have reached the end of their useful life. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program.
"Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism," said Senator Stabenow. "This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our state and will improve Chippewa County International Airport for years to come."
"Investing in updates to the infrastructure at Chippewa County International Airport is critical for tourism and keeping communities and businesses in Northern Michigan and the U.P. connected to economic opportunities," said Senator Peters. "I'm proud to have helped enact the bipartisan infrastructure law that supports this grant program, and will allow Chippewa County's airport to keep providing reliable, safe travel."
More information on the Department of Transportation grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.