Lipinski Announces $17.5 Million in Federal Funding for Soundproofing Homes Around Midway Airport (September 15, 2016)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $17.5 million grant for noise mitigation measures around Midway Airport.

“While Midway has certainly provided many economic benefits to surrounding communities and the entire region, I know firsthand that issues such as airplane noise can be extremely frustrating,” said Rep. Lipinski.  “That is why I am happy to help bring more federal funding for soundproofing area homes.  I will continue to work to make the airport better for everyone.”

Recent changes in flight paths around Midway have resulted in some different communities experiencing overflights of planes.  The Congressman has been in touch with the Chicago Department of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration about the new noise issues that have been raised by these changes.  Additional sound monitors already have been placed in some communities as a first step in moving to address this.   

Rep. Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.