Durbin, Duckworth Announce $9 Million Grant For Runway Reconstruction At Quincy Regional Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that QuincyRegional Airport has been awarded $9 million in federal grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The funding will be used for runway reconstruction.

“Today’s funding will help improve service, safety, and efficiency at Quincy Regional Airport, which is a critical economic engine and transportation link for western Illinois,” Durbin said. “I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to ensure our state’s regional airports have the federal resources needed to succeed.”

“Investing in our airport infrastructure is vital to the strength of our state’s transportation systems and our local economies,” Senator Duckworth said. “This funding will help ensure Quincy Regional Airport has the necessary resources to make much-needed improvements and support local jobs. Along with Senator Durbin, I will continue to advocate for funding that helps our state build safer, more reliable airports and spurs economic development.”

In September, Quincy Regional Airport received an additional $1,028,336 in funding from AIP to reconstruct a runway and acquire an aircraft rescue & firefighting vehicle.