Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $315,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Hawley 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 Hawley Municipal Airport a grant of $317,336 for infrastructure improvements.

“Improving our infrastructure not only supports good-paying jobs now, but it serves as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Hawley Municipal Airport, we are helping create and support good-paying jobs across the Hawley area.”

“The Hawley Municipal Airport provides important business and travel service to the region and supports many good jobs,” Franken said. “This grant will help the airport to make smart investments that will keep the facility operating in an efficient and safe manner.”

“Improving the infrastructure at the Hawley Municipal Airport is important to ensuring it can meet the region’s transportation needs for years to come,” Peterson said. “As a pilot, I know firsthand how important it is that our airports are in good working condition.”

This grant will allow the airport to fund the construction of a hangar building, a storm water management study, and the rehabilitation of its apron and taxiway.