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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for the Chippewa County International Airport to rehabilitate its runway. The $1,380,000 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 local economy," said Stabenow. "This support will help ensure that the airport can continue to keep people travelling safely and increase business activity in the region."

Senator Levin said: "Chippewa County International serves as a valuable gateway to Sault Ste. Marie and the eastern U.P.," Levin said. "This federal funding will help the airport with critical runway improvements that will benefit travelers, businesses and workers in Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding communities."

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