Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

LANSING, MI-The Michigan Aeronautics Commission has approved more than $28 million in grants to improve the state’s system of public-use airports. The grants will be used for a wide variety of construction, security enhancements and some operational expenses at a dozen Michigan airports.

The largest single grant was $7.5 million to Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus to pay for a noise study and noise attenuation. Sawyer International Airport, just south of Marquette in Gwinn received just under $7.1 million to help finance an expansion of the fuel farm, hangar improvements, installation of air traffic control tower equipment and the construction of a storage building.

“Investing in our system of airports is vital to the state and national economy, and central to our transportation mission,” says Rob Abent, director of the state’s Multi-modal Transportation Services Bureau. “Keeping airports open for use and regularly maintained is our highest priority. These projects are key to continuing the flow of goods and people in a safe and reliable manner.”

The commission also approved funds for the following projects:

– $21,000 to Branch County Memorial Airport in Coldwater for runway modifications;

– $797,900 to Detroit City Airport in Detroit for taxiway rehabilitation;

– $330,000 to Delta County Airport in Escanaba terminal expansion;

– $117,263 to Bishop International Airport in Flint for the installation of explosive trace detection equipment and a Master Plan Update;

– $562,000 to Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids for security system improvement reimbursements;

– $110,000 to Houghton County Memorial Airport in Hancock for the purchase of snow removal equipment, designs for runway lighting and safety improvements;

– $27,000 to Ionia County Airport in Ionia for wetland mitigation for the construction of a taxiway;

– $130,071 to Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon for security enhancements;

–$61,111 to Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City for runway safety area improvements; and,

– $28,200 to Paradise Area Airport in Whitefish Township for a site feasibility study.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt. NET LEASE Spring 2021Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.