Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $98,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Lac qui Parle County Airport

Sep 23, 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 the Lac qui Parle County Airport a grant of $98,396 for infrastructure improvements.

“The funds from this grant will help the Lac qui Parle County Airport make critical investments in its infrastructure,” Klobuchar said. “Investing in our airports will boost performance, enhance safety, and help support good local jobs.”

"Upgrading our airport infrastructure creates jobs and improves safety," Franken said. “This new funding for Lac qui Parle County Airport will benefit travelers and strengthen the regional economy."

"Strong and safe regional airports are a connection between the region and other areas of the country," Peterson said. "This grant will provide Lac qui Parle County Airport with resources to improve existing infrastructure and continue to meet the region's transportation needs."

This grant will allow the airport to fund repairs of the taxiway, runway, and apron.