Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce More Than $1.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Sauk Centre Municipal Airport

Aug 25, 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 Sauk Centre Municipal Airport a grant of $1,530,855 for infrastructure improvements.

“Our 21st-century economy demands a 21st century transportation network,” Klobuchar said. “This grant will provide critical support and help the Sauk Centre Municipal Airport make necessary infrastructure upgrades to improve safety and service.”

“Minnesotans, local businesses, and visitors to our state who rely on Sauk Centre Municipal Airport will benefit thanks to this grant," Franken said. “I’m glad that this new infrastructure investment will help improve safety at the airport and support good Minnesota jobs."

“This grant will allow the Sauk Centre Municipal Airport to make important safety improvements to the existing airport infrastructure,” Peterson said. “Safe, up-to-date, regional airports play an important part in supporting the region’s economy.”

This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its apron, runway, and taxiway and to install airport beacons and a runway vertical/visual guidance system.