Durbin: Quad City Airport to Receive Nearly $4 Million Grant for Runway Reconstruction

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $3,900,000 grant to Quad City International Airport for the reconstruction of runway 9/27. This funding will help continue the airport’s efforts to completely reconstruct the 10,000-foot runway.

“Quad City International Airport is a critical transportation link for central Illinois,” said Durbin. “This renewed runway will help put the airport in the strongest possible position to compete for better air service and aviation development projects, create high-paying jobs and contribute to the long term ability of the Quad City Airport to serve travelers safely, securely, and efficiently.”

Today’s funding is in addition to $3.7 million released for the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $487,000 secured by Durbin in the 2009 Transportation Appropriations bill. DOT has invested more than $8 million in the runway reconstruction project in the last two years.