Airports land $3.7M from feds
The U.S. Transportation Department has approved $3.7 million to upgrade two airports in West Michigan.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow announced the funding last week, which includes five airports across the state.
Muskegon County Airport in Norton Shores will receive $2.2 million for research and runway work.
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in Kalamazoo will receive $1.5 million for runway work and buying new land.
A $2.2-million grant will help the Capital Region International Airport in Ingham County's Lansing Township expand a building and fix a runway.
Flint's Bishop International Airport will receive $1.8 million for runway lighting upgrades, an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle and a deicing containment facility.
Sawyer International Airport in the Upper Peninsula will also receive $1.1 million to improve runway lighting and buy an aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle.