Visclosky Announces FAA Award for Griffith-Merrillville Airport

Washington, DC – September 10, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant to the Griffith-Merrillville Airport to perform an environmental assessment study.

According to the FAA, the $140,106 award will allow the airport to evaluate any potential environmental impacts related to the future acquisition of land adjacent to the facility.

Mr. Craig Anderson, General Manager and Vice President of the Griffith-Merrillville Airport, stated, “The future acquisition of this area will allow us to remove existing and potential obstructions and further protect the approach to one of our runways. We appreciate the continued assistance and support of Congressman Visclosky.”

“I applaud the initiative of the Griffith-Merrillville Airport for seeking out this opportunity to secure federal funding and improve economic infrastructure in Northwest Indiana,” said Congressman Visclosky. “Mr. Anderson and the dedicated staff at the airport have a vision for the expansion of their facility, and I am pleased that they are making key investments that will benefit the Northwest Indiana economy.”

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