Stabenow, Peters Announce over $700,000 for Sawyer International Airport

Monday, September 14, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced that Marquette County will receive $702,900 for improvements at Sawyer International Airport near Marquette, including the installation of runway fencing and runway rehabilitation. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

"This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Sawyer International Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs."

"Travelers to and from the Upper Peninsula count on Sawyer International Airport for safe and reliable transportation," said Senator Peters. "This funding will make important improvements to the airport's overall safety and operations and will encourage economic growth in the region."