Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $1.5 Million for Infrastructure Improvements at Chandler Field Airport

Sep 23, 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 Chandler Field Airport in Alexandria a grant of $1,517,745 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 Chandler Field Airport.”

"Making critical upgrades to our airport infrastructure improves traveler safety and creates jobs," Franken said. “I’m pleased that Chandler Field Airport will receive this new funding, which will help spur economic development in Alexandria and throughout the region."

“As a pilot, I understand the importance of strong, regional airports,” Peterson said. “Through this grant, Chandler Field will be able to make important infrastructure improvements to keep air travel safe, helping to boost the local economy and meet the area’s transportation needs.”

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