Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $80,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Montevideo-Chippewa County 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 Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport a grant of $83,831 for infrastructure improvements.

“Investments in transportation infrastructure make good economic and safety sense,” Klobuchar said. “This grant will help ensure that Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport has the resources it needs to safely meet consumer demand and help support good local jobs.”

“Safety is a top priority for our travelers in Minnesota, which is why it’s important that we make investments that keep our facilities world class,” Franken said. “This grant will help provide critical upgrades to improve airport safety and make sure the facility continues to operate in an efficient manner.”

“Improving the Montevideo-Chippewa County Airport’s existing infrastructure will allow it to meet the region’s transportation needs,” Peterson said. “Additionally, having a strong airport provides a boost to the local economy.”

This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its existing apron and taxiway.