Detroit Metro airport to get $12.4M from FAA to rebuild taxiways

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is slated to receive $12.4 million from the nearly $40 million in grants the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding to airports in Michigan.

The grants awarded to airports throughout Michigan are part of $986 million in airport infrastructure grants for airports across the United States, the FAA said. The set of grants are the fifth allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport will receive $12.4 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for taxiway reconstruction

“This significant investment in airport improvements in Michigan will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said.

Grants to Michigan airports

  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport: $12.4 million for taxiway reconstruction
  • Detroit Willow Run Airport: $403,157 for snow removal equipment
  • Delta County Airport (Escanaba): $862,272 for taxiway improvement and repair, emergency generator, firefighting vehicle
  • Sawyer International Airport (Gwinn): $1.1 million for building expansion, utilities construction
  • Muskegon County Airport: $300,000 for emergency generator
  • Pellston Regional Airport (Emmet County): $43,980 to remove obstructions
  • Other non-primary airports: $24.5 million for development projects

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