08.13.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Investment in Delta County Airport

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $476,900 grant for Delta County Airport in Escanaba from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, acquire a handicap passenger lift device, and update markings on two taxiways.

“Many travelers rely on Delta County Airport for safe travel to and from the Upper Peninsula,” Senator Peters said. “I am pleased to announce this funding, which will make important infrastructure updates to Delta County Airport and help foster economic growth in the region.”

"This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting the Delta County Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs."

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.

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