Senator Collins Announces More than $2.5 Million for Runway Reconstruction at Machias Valley Airport

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Town of Machias has been awarded $2,536,737 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconstruct the runway at Machias Valley Airport.


“The Machias Valley Airport is a vital piece of Washington County’s infrastructure that promotes economic and industrial development throughout the surrounding communities,” said Senator Collins.  “This investment will allow the Town to make much needed improvements to the airport’s runway, ensuring safety and efficiency.”


The grant funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.