Detroit Metropolitan Airport will receive more than $15 million from two federal grants to rebuild one of its runways and improve its general infrastructure with the goal of reducing carbon emissions.
“These substantial federal grants for Detroit Metro will create jobs and significantly improve the safety and infrastructure at Michigan’s largest airport,” says U.S. Senator Carl Levin, who is a champion of the project.
A taxiway and runway will be reconstructed with a grant of nearly $13.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The second grant, also from the FAA, will be used to fine tune the central power system for the entire airport and install low-emission natural gas boilers.