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DTW receives $21M in grants for runway reconstruction

Posted: 1:03 PM, Jul 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-31 13:03:34-04
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ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Detroit Metropolitan Airport is getting $21.44 million in infrastructure grants to four airports in Michigan.

The Federal Aviation Administration also awarded grants to other Michigan airports. The Alpena County Regional Airport received $527,250 to acquire snow removal equipment; Gerald R. Ford International Airport received $11.06 million for apron rehabilitation and Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport received $1.54 million to conduct an environmental study.

“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,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in a release.

The FAA will award grants to 232 airports in 43 states, including American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico. Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals. The construction and equipment supported by these grants will enhance safety and capacity while promoting economic growth in the regions served by each airport.