Rep. Lipinski Announces $4.6 Million Federal Grant for Midway Airport (September 16, 2015)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Midway Airport a $4.6 million grant to improve safety at the airport. The grant will pay for the rehabilitation of over a mile of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and the installation of a runway guard light.
“Midway Airport serves a vital role in national air travel and our regional economy,” said Rep. Lipinski. “This investment will help to ensure that the airport is operating as safely and efficiently as possible.”
Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.
Earlier this month, he announced that the FAA has awarded Midway a $3.2 million grant for the resurfacing of taxiways and work on a lighting system to better handle low visibility situations.