Congressman Visclosky announced today that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant for the Michigan City Municipal-Phillips Field Airport.
The $339,722 grant award supports updates to the existing airport layout plan and an ongoing environmental study to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to relocating U.S. Highway 20 to improve the runway safety area.
Congressman Pete Visclosky stated, “I congratulate Mayor Ron Meer and the Michigan City Board of Aviation Commissioners for successfully identifying and utilizing this federal resource. Because of your good work and vision, Michigan City will continue to lead the way to draw new businesses, economic activity, and good-paying jobs to our region.”
Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer stated, “I am excited that the Michigan City Board of Aviation Commissioners was able to secure this federally funded grant. Michigan City continues to see a tremendous amount of economic development and redevelopment ongoing in our community. We are fortunate to have a wonderful airport in our backyard and this grant will allow us the ability to make runway improvements, which are necessary upgrades to compete in this fast-paced, global economy.”
For additional information on the FAA grant program, click here.