Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $125,000 to Improve Infrastructure at the Todd Field Airport

Sep 4, 2015 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Todd Field Airport outside of Long Prairie $122,396 for infrastructure improvements.

“The funds from this grant will help the Todd Field Airport make the necessary strides towards improving its infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “This investment represents a key component in helping support good jobs across the region while improving public safety.”

“Making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems is key to strengthening Minnesota’s economy,” Franken said. “These resources will allow Todd Field to best serve the region as it grows and will go a long way towards updating Minnesota’s overall transportation infrastructure.”

"Strong infrastructure is essential for regional airports to meet the area's transportation needs," Peterson said. "This grant will help the Todd Field Airport make important infrastructure improvements."

The grant will allow the airport to conduct its environmental study.