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Detroit Metro Airport getting $20.6M for runway work

Detroit News staff and wire reports

Romulus — Detroit Metropolitan Airport is getting more than $20.6 million for runway rehabilitation work.

The funding for the Wayne County Airport Authority was announced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing. The money for the airport in Romulus is from the Federal Aviation Administration in part to help maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.

“Safe and reliable air travel will also help encourage businesses to invest in the region and create jobs,” Stabenow said in a statement Thursday.

The FAA also is awarding $5 million to the Oakland County International Airport to help rehabilitate and strengthen the airport’s Taxiway C.

"Travelers to and from Southeast Michigan count on the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and the Oakland County International Airport for safe and reliable transportation in our state’s most populous region” Peters said in a statement Thursday. "This funding will invest in important infrastructure improvements that will facilitate efficient travel and encourage economic activity in the region.”

Associated Press contributed.