More than $2 million heading to the Jackson County Airport to boost its infrastructure

Posted at 12:49 PM, Aug 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 14:28:45-04

JACKSON, Mich. — The Jackson County Airport is about to get a big boost to its infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award $2.2 million to Jackson County Airport – Reynolds Field for its 60-year-old control tower. This will help modernize air traffic control.

New restrooms, doors and an elevator will be installed to ensure its in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Abestos removal and replacing mechanical, electric and lighting systems to improve energy efficiency will happen as well.

The money comes from President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which goes to small and regional airports to help lower costs and support local businesses.

The funding supports aviation operations such as emergency services, agricultural aviation, flight training and shipping of goods, according to the FAA.

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