The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Thursday the award of $26.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to 14 greater Minnesota airports. This is the final round of FAA funding issued in 2019 to maintain and improve aviation infrastructure throughout the state.
The grants will be used primarily to preserve pavements and complete plans to address the needs of greater Minnesota communities. Southwestern Minnesota projects and funding included in these FAA grant awards include:
Wilmar Municipal Airport (BDH) – $907,429 to for runway and taxiway rehabilitation.
Mankato Regional Airport (MKT) – $337,770 for runway and taxiway rehabilitation construction.
Springfield Municipal Airport (D42) – $150,000 for apron expansion.
Many of the above are one part of multi-year projects that include other funding sources such as matching funds from city, county and state authorities.