Durbin: Peoria International Airport to Receive a More Than $2.5 Million Grant for New Terminal

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $2,541,380 grant to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport. This funding will be used for the construction of a new terminal building to replace the existing 50-year old building.


“The construction of a new terminal building will bring good-paying jobs to the Peoria International Airport which serves as a critical transportation link for central Illinois,” said Durbin.


Peoria International Airport is a public airport southwest of Peoria that provides non-stop commercial air service to various locations. Durbin secured $950,000 in FY2009 for the terminal construction project. Additionally, the airport received a $6.3 million grant for the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.