Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $40,000 to Improve Infrastructure at Crookston Municipal 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 Crookston Municipal Kirkwood Field Airport $40,399 for infrastructure improvements.

“These critical investments in our infrastructure help create good jobs while enhancing public safety,” Klobuchar said. “This award will greatly benefit all who travel through the Crookston Municipal Airport.”

“Making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems is key to strengthening Minnesota’s economy,” Franken said. “These resources will improve airport safety in Crookston, help create jobs, and go a long way towards updating Minnesota’s overall transportation infrastructure.”

"Investing in infrastructure improvements will allow the Crookston Municipal Airport to meet the region’s transportation needs," Peterson said. "Additionally, these improvements will help boost the local economy."

The grant will allow the airport to construct its fuel farm, improve its access road and rehabilitate aprons along with a taxiway.