Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $150,000 for Land Acquisition and Safety Improvements at Redwood Falls Municipal Airport

Aug 4, 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 Redwood Falls Municipal Airport a grant of $152,100 for land acquisition and safety improvements.

“The funds from this grant will help the Redwood Falls Municipal Airport make critical investments in its infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “Infrastructure improvement projects like this one will boost airport performance and enhance safety.”

“Safety is a top priority for travelers in Minnesota, and we need to be making smart investments to ensure our airport infrastructure is world class,” Franken said. “This grant will provide critical upgrades to improve airport safety and will help ensure that the facility continues to operate in an efficient manner.”

“The funding provided by this grant will allow the Redwood Falls Municipal Airport expand and make important safety improvements,” Peterson said. “Rural airports connect many in the region and it is important they remain in good operating condition.”

This grant will allow the airport to acquire land and fund the removal of tree obstructions.