Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Infrastructure Improvements at Southeast Michigan Airports

Friday, July 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding $12,078,145 for infrastructure improvements at airports across southeast Michigan. These funds are from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program.


Oakland County International Airport will receive $5,500,000 to repair runways and runway lighting systems. Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport will receive $5,405,409 to purchase 40 pre-conditioned air units and $1,172,736 to repair taxiways.


“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for economic development, commerce, and tourism,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding is another critical infrastructure investment coming to our state and will improve Oakland County and Detroit Metro airports for years to come.”


“Michigan airports play a critical role in keeping communities and businesses connected to important markets and destinations,” said Senator Peters. “This federal support will help ensure airports throughout the Detroit Metro area can continue transporting travelers safely and efficiently for years to come by making necessary upgrades to critical infrastructure.”


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