MARQUETTE, MI-- Two Upper Peninsula airports will benefit from funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The DOT announced $477 million in infrastructure grants for 264 airports across the country on Wednesday. The money will go toward projects to rehabilitate and construct runways and taxiways and acquire and replace equipment to ensure the safety of passengers and airline workers.
Sawyer International Airport is getting $678,150 and the Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie $155,325.
The grants represent the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in FAA Airport Improvement Program funding for U.S. airports.