Visclosky Announces FAA Grant to Griffith-Merrillville Airport
Merrillville, IN – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced a grant to the Griffith-Merrillville Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help the airport plan for drainage and culvert improvements that will enhance the Airport’s future growth trajectory.
The grant was awarded under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which provides support for planning and development efforts at local airports across the country. Griffith-Merrillville Airport Vice President and General Manager Craig Anderson explained that the grant would assist the Airport in the ongoing construction of its parallel taxiway by allowing it to perform the necessary planning for drainage and piping for water control.
“The construction of taxiway at the Airport is a great safety enhancement for aircraft operations as well as an attractive point in bringing in more traffic to the local area, thus enhancing economic development in the Region,” Mr. Anderson said.
“I commend the hard work of Vice President and General Manager Craig Anderson and all of the dedicated staff at Griffith-Merrillville Airport for their work to secure this grant,” Congressman Visclosky said. “When our airports are able to grow, our businesses can grow, and when our businesses can grow, all of us will enjoy more jobs, a stronger economy, and a higher quality of life.”
The award to Griffith-Merrillville Airport totals $63,900.