Peterson Announces $1.8 Million for Glencoe Airport

Jul 10, 2015 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today announced that the Glencoe Municipal Airport has been awarded a $1,798,903 Department of Transportation grant to make important infrastructure improvements.

“As a pilot, I understand firsthand the significant infrastructure improvements made possible by this grant,” Peterson said. “Keeping our rural airports in good operating condition is important to meeting the area’s air transportation needs and will greatly benefit the local economy.”

The grant will fund the construction of a 3,300 foot parallel taxiway to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on Runway 13/31; the full rehabilitation of 6,030 square yards of the existing apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life; and the acquisition of 0.50 acres of land for development to allow the airport to control compatible land use and to protect the airport from objects that would penetrate aeronautical surfaces.