Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Nearly $585,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Myers Field Airport

Aug 26, 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 Myers Field Airport a grant of $584,084 for infrastructure improvements.

“These critical investments in our infrastructure help create good jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “This award will greatly benefit all who travel through the Myers Field Airport.”

“This grant will increase safety for travelers at Myers Field Airport and strengthen our Southwest Minnesota economy,” Franken said. “I’m pleased that the Transportation Department is making this critical investment, and I will continue to press for similar upgrades to our infrastructure moving forward.”

“Investing in our regional airports benefits the local economy,” Peterson said. “This grant will give Myers Field Airport the means to make important infrastructure improvements and meet the region’s air transportation needs.”

This grant will allow the airport to construct a T-hangar building, a snow removal equipment building, and a taxiway.