Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $110,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Benson Municipal Airport

Jul 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 Benson Municipal Airport a grant of $111,345 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 Benson Municipal Airport.”

“Safety is a top priority for travelers, and it is critical that we make investments to ensure our airports are modern and in good condition,” Franken said. “This grant will help provide upgrades to improve airport infrastructure and help to ensure that the facility operates in an efficient manner.”

“Improving Benson Municipal Airport’s infrastructure will help the airport operate safely and meet the area’s air transportation needs,” Peterson said. “These improvements will also benefit the local economy.”

This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its existing apron, taxiway, and runway.