Delta County Airport gets $902,500 federal grant

ESCANABA – A $902,500 federal grant will fund runway, taxiway and apron improvements at Delta County Airport near Escanaba, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced Friday.

The Federal Aviation Administration grant will help pay for replacement and widening of existing pavement on one of the airport’s two runways; rehabilitation of commercial and general aviation aprons; and rehabilitation of faded markings to aid aircraft movement and improve safety.

“Funding for these improvements means safer and more efficient air travel for travelers to and from the Escanaba region, and that’s good news for local residents and the local economy,” Levin said.

“Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from the Delta County area safely is vital to the region’s economy,” said Senator Stabenow.