Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $265,000 to Improve Infrastructure at Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes – Wething Field Airport $266,268 for infrastructure improvements.

“Improving our infrastructure is key to boosting public safety and helping to create good, middle class jobs,” Klobuchar said. “This award will help the Detroit Lakes Airport stay up-to-date and safe for all of its travelers and employees.”

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

"This grant will help the Detroit Lakes airport make important infrastructure improvements," Peterson said. "Keeping our local airports in good working order will also help boost the local economy."

The grant will allow the airport to update its master plan study.