Rep. Lipinski Announces Additional Federal Funding for Soundproofing Around Midway Airport (September 18, 2015)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has added an over $2.8 million grant to a previously announced $10 million grant for sound insulation in homes around Midway Airport. The grant will provide funding for phase two of a three phase project, which includes insulation for a total of 917 eligible residences, improving the quality of life for over two thousand people that live near the airport.
“Midway Airport plays an important role in both the regional and local economy, but – having grown up less than a mile from Midway – I know that issues such as airplane noise can be extremely frustrating,” Rep. Lipinski said. “In response to a number of Midway-related noise complaints, additional sound monitors have been placed in communities around the airport. I will continue to strive to make the airport better for everyone.”
Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.