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30 years ago
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Airport will receive more than $800,000 in improvements this summer, including an upgraded sewer system and new runway markers. The Marquette County Board approved $830,000 in projects Tuesday. A Federal Aviation Administration grant will provide 90 percent of the funds while the state and county will pay roughly $50,000 each, said Hal Pawley, airport manager. About $630,000 will be spent on upgrading the airport’s sewer system. The airport presently has a septic tank and drainfield. A new pumping station and sanitary sewer force main will be constructed and connected to the city of Negaunee’s sewer system. Roughly $40,000 will be spent on distance and taxiway markers on the airfields. New FAA rules mandate that distance markers, which indicate to pilots the number of feet remaining on the runway, be placed on airfields.