Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $380,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport

Aug 11, 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 Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport a grant of $383,250 for infrastructure improvements.

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

“These improvements to Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport will allow the facility to continue serving Minnesotans and visitors to our state,” Franken said. “I’m glad that the Transportation Department is investing in the infrastructure and regional economy of Northwest Minnesota.”

“The improvements made possible by this grant will allow Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport to make necessary improvements,” Peterson said. “These will allow the airport to continue to safely meet the region’s transportation needs, benefitting the local economy as well.”

This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its access road, apron, and taxiway.