Chippewa County International Airport to receive $ 5.2 million in federal funds


DETROIT (WLUC) – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) announced on Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will allocate $ 5,271,043 to Chippewa County International Airport, near Sault Ste. Married.

This funding will be used for the reconstruction and expansion of the airport terminal building to improve operations and the efficiency of travelers and baggage moving throughout the airport.

“I am pleased to welcome this funding which will help Chippewa County International Airport expand its operational capacity as well as increase efficiency for travelers,” said Senator Peters, member of the Senate Trade Committee, science and transport. “As we strive to recover from this pandemic, Michigan airports play a critical role in keeping communities and businesses in northern Michigan and the UP connected to important economic opportunities and destinations. With new terminal improvements, Chippewa County International Airport can continue to provide safe and reliable air travel. “

“Having reliable and safe air service is important to Michigan’s tourism, commerce and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This grant is a significant investment in our airport infrastructure and will help our communities recover from the pandemic.”

More information about the USDOT grant can be found in the grant award notice.

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