Airport receives more federal funding for runway rehab

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Ford Airport in Iron Mountain/Kingsford will receive an additional $2,597,745 grant from the Department of Transportation to complete the rehabilitation of the runway and the reconstruction of its lighting. Last week, Stabenow and Peters announced that Ford Airport would receive a $2,246,044 grant to address these improvements. In total, the airport will receive $4,843,789 in funding.

“This investment will make traveling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient,” said Senator Stabenow. “Safe and reliable air travel also promotes tourism and helps encourage businesses to invest in the UP and create jobs.”

“Safe and reliable air travel is a critical component of economic growth in the Upper Peninsula,” said Senator Peters. “This support will help the airport complete important infrastructure updates to ensure they can continue connecting UP residents with economic opportunities across the country and around the world.”

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