FAA grants nearly $9M to Upper Peninsula airports in Michigan
Detroit — The Federal Aviation Administration has granted $14.7 million to eight airport projects in Michigan, the government announced Tuesday.
Three Upper Peninsula airports will get big boosts:
►Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn, in Marquette County, will get $3.8 million to expand the facility and improve its utility service.
►Delta County Airport in Escanaba, also in the UP, was granted $1.8 million to install a generator and improve its runway lighting.
►Iron Mountain Airport was granted $3 million to fix its runways.
About $4 million will go to zero vehicle emissions projects at Detroit Metro Airport ($2 million) and to the state of Michigan to be distributed to smaller airports ($2 million), but the bulk of the money goes to the projects outside Metro Detroit.
Bishop International Airport in Flint will get $1.9 million to reconstruct a perimeter fence.
Along with the nearly $15 million granted to Michigan projects, the FAA granted $42 million to projects at Indiana airports. The FAA also granted $29 million to airport projects in Ohio.