Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $265,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hector Municipal Airport

July 6, 2016
Press Release

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Hector Municipal Airport a grant of $265,500 for infrastructure improvements.

“This grant award will help the Hector Municipal Airport make critical investments in infrastructure improvements,” Klobuchar said. “Projects like these not only boost the economy, but they also help support good jobs.”

“Investing in Hector Municipal Airport spurs economic development and bolsters our regional transportation network,” Franken said. “These critical upgrades will improve airport safety, help create jobs, and go a long way towards making sure that Minnesota’s aviation infrastructure system is world-class.”

“Keeping our local airports up to date is necessary for safe air travel,” Peterson said. “Through this grant, Hector Municipal Airport can make important improvements and continue to meet the region’s transportation needs.”

This grant will allow the airport to begin the construction phase of a single pump fuel facility to make the airport self-sustaining while generating revenue. It will also fund the construction phase of a vault to house runway electrical control equipment.