Detroit Metro Airport Gets $21 Million Grant To Reconstruct Runways

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ROMULUS (WWJ) - Detroit Metro Airport officials will be able to repair several runways, thanks to a grant from the Department of Transportation.

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced this week that the airport will be receiving a $21 million grant for runway reconstruction through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program.

"Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities," Chao said in a statement.

Three other Michigan airports will receive grant money from the program as well: The Alpena County Regional Airport was awarded $527,000 to acquire snow removal equipment; the Gerald R Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids was awarded $11 million to rehabilitate its apron; and the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport was awarded $1.5 million to conduct an environmental study.