Chippewa County International Airport

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.

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Chippewa County International Airport is getting federal funding for improvements. 

The Sault Ste. Marie facility will receive more than $689,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for runway lighting and rehabilitation. The grant will also be used to fund an approach survey to identify existing obstructions to runway approaches and an update to Airports Geographic Information System data.

WASHINGTON, D.C.--   Two Upper Peninsula airports are getting grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enable safer travel.  

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the Houghton County Memorial Airport will receive more than $856,000.  The money will be used to rehabilitate its concrete apron, where the aircraft are parked. 

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI--   Chippewa County International Airport has received federal funding for maintenance and upgrades. 

The $1.3 million grant comes from the Federal Aviation Administration.  It will be used to help pay for new snow-removal equipment and to make improvements to the runway and taxiway. 

Officials say the upgrades will maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and prevent aircraft damage from debris.