Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce $207,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Paynesville Municipal Airport

Jul 11, 2016 Issues: Economy and Jobs, 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 Paynesville Municipal Airport a grant of $207,000 for infrastructure improvements.

“Improving our infrastructure not only supports good-paying jobs now, but it serves as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Paynesville Municipal Airport, we are helping create and support good-paying jobs across the area.”

“Investing in the Paynesville Municipal Airport will help spur economic development and bolster our regional transportation network,” Franken said. “These critical upgrades will improve airport safety, help create jobs, and work to ensure that Minnesota’s aviation infrastructure system is world-class.”

“Making improvements to Paynesville Municipal Airport’s existing infrastructure will ensure the airport can continue to meet the region’s transportation needs,” Peterson said. “Regional airports play a vital role in supporting the local economy and providing local jobs.”

This grant will allow the airport to acquire land for development and rehabilitate the general aviation apron and runway.