Durbin, Duckworth Announce Nearly $3 Million For Decatur Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Decatur Airport will receive $2,929,500 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The funding will be used to support continued runway rehabilitation.  

“Investing in our airports is key to Illinois’ economic success,” Durbin said. “The funding announced today will help modernize our aviation infrastructure and improve the experience for Southern Illinois travelers. I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to bring these important investments to our state.”

“Investing in our airports boosts the local economy and strengthens our state’s transportation systems,” Duckworth said. “This funding will help ensure Decatur Airport has the necessary resources to improve operations and support local jobs. I will continue to advocate for federal funding that makes our aviation system safer and more reliable and a driver of economic development across Illinois.”