Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $350,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Elbow Lake 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 Elbow Lake Municipal Airport a grant of $357,570 for infrastructure improvements.

“Smart planning is essential to any successful infrastructure project,” Klobuchar said. “This support represents a major opportunity for the Elbow Lake Municipal Airport to continue anticipating future transportation needs while supporting good jobs in the entire region.”

“Elbow Lake Municipal Airport provides important business and travel service to West Central Minnesota and supports many good jobs,” Franken said. “This grant will allow the airport to make smart investments that will keep the facility operating in an efficient and safe manner.”

“This grant will allow the Elbow Lake Airport to look ahead and begin planning to meet the region’s future transportation needs,” Peterson said. “Continual infrastructure improvements are necessary to keeping our regional airports strong.” 

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