Fillmore County airport to receive federal funding for infrastructure improvements

(ABC 6 News) – The Federal Aviation Administration will award the Fillmore County Airport receive funding from the federal infrastructure law. The airport will use the money to design and construct a new general aviation terminal.

This project will replace an existing outdated facility that was constructed in 1981.

In a joint statement, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that the airport west of Preston will get $950,000 for the design and construction of a new general aviation terminal.

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“Investments in our airports serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state,” said Klobuchar. “This funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will improve the travel experience at the Fillmore County Airport by supporting the construction of a new terminal.”

“The Fillmore County airport is a key transportation hub and economic driver for Rochester and its neighboring communities,” said Smith. “This investment, made possible by the Infrastructure Law, will make our airport more modern, safe and efficient. I’m excited to see this law making an impact and will keep pressing for opportunities to improve our state’s infrastructure.”

This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.