Bishop Airport getting $8 million runway upgrade

FLINT, Michigan — A federal grant will fund an $8 million upgrade for Bishop Airport’s main runway. 

The project is already fully designed and set to begin this winter, with the majority of work expected next spring and summer. The project includes reconstruction of the main runway as well as the addition of runway shoulders and improved lighting. 

Other runways will remain open, including the airport's longest runway, so flights will not be impacted by the construction. 

“This federal grant will provide for critical infrastructure improvements to the airport’s primary runway, extending the usability of the runway by aircraft. The Bishop International Airport Authority is committed to safety and providing operational excellence for all of our customers,” Airport Director Craig Williams said.

The Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Grant was announced by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee. 

“By enhancing our local airport, we will make sure to keep mid-Michigan connected to the rest of the U.S. and the world. I am grateful to the workers at Flint Bishop International Airport who work hard every day to provide quality service to passengers as they travel,” Kildee said.

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