WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $809,100 to Iowa airports for various rehabilitation and improvement projects. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee that funds the DOT.
“Keeping our airports modern and well-equipped is key to ensuring travel in our state remains safe and the economies of the surrounding areas thrive,” said Harkin. “The funding announced today will allow for necessary upgrades at four regional Iowa airports, enhancing our state’s infrastructure. I congratulate each airport on this competitive funding.”
Details of the funding are as follows:
Bloomfield Municipal Airport– $212,400 for the design and construction to include mill, overlay, and drainage improvements to rehabilitate 2,500 square yards of the apron to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.
Forest City Municipal Airport– $360,000 to construct a 4,300 square yard expansion to the apron to accommodate the increased use of the general aviation facilities.
Red Oak Municipal Airport– $169,200 to install a new runway vertical/visual guidance system that will make the airport more accessible to pilots by providing improved approaches to the runway ends.
Southeast Iowa Regional Airport– $67,500 to remove a building that is currently obstructing the Runway 36 protection zone.