Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Chippewa County International Airport Runway Rehabilitation

Thursday, May 22, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Chippewa County International Airport to rehabilitate its runway. The $3,384,368 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Senator Stabenow said: "Making sure passengers are able to travel to and from the Upper Peninsula is vital to the state's economy," said Stabenow. "This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people traveling safely and increase business activity to boost the economy."

Senator Levin said: "Transportation is at the heart of Michigan's economic competitiveness. This federal support will help keep Michigan connected to commerce and tourism throughout the United States and around the world."

Tami Beseau, Chippewa County International Airport Manager, said: "Chippewa County International Airport is so thankful for this support. It will provide a substantial impact to the local community by improving safety and security at the Airport by replacing the cement surface on the main runway with asphalt. This support will help thousands of families and travelers get to and from Chippewa and the whole Upper Peninsula this summer vacation season."

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at