ROMULUS, MI-The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $30 million to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, mostly as repayment for projects ranging from taxiway lighting to sound insulation for 207 houses in Romulus and Taylor. Many of the projects have already been completed and the Wayne County Airport Authority, which operates theairport, was in line for a FAA reimbursement.

FAA Administrator Marion Blakey says some of the money will pay for long-range planning for the airport. “Detroit’s doing the right thing,” she says. “That’s the kind of smart growth and smart planning that wewant to see.”

Among the projects covered:

* $18.2 million for apron and runway construction.

* $7.5 million for sound insulation for 207 houses in Romulus and Taylor.

* $1.5 million for further noise abatement study.

* $1 million for runway safety improvements.

* $1 million for taxiway lighting.

* $1 million to update the airport’s master plan.

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