Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $3.8 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Detroit Lakes Airport

Sep 23, 2016 Issues: Transportation

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Detroit Lakes – Wething Field Airport a grant of $3,891,125 for infrastructure improvements.

“Critical investments in our infrastructure help create good jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Detroit Lakes Airport, we are making an important down payment on the economy of the region.”

"This funding will increase safety for travelers at Detroit Lakes Airport and create jobs," Franken said. "I'm glad that the Transportation Department is making this vital investment in Northwest Minnesota.”

"Safe air travel is an essential part of the region's economic strength," Peterson said. "This grant will allow the Detroit Lakes Airport to improve existing infrastructure and safely meet the region's air travel needs."

This grant will allow the airport to construct a runway safety area.