Durbin: U of I-Willard Airport to Receive More Than $1.7 Million Grant for Improvements

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $1,711,425 grant to University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Savoy, Illinois. This grant will be used to fund several important improvements such as the construction of a new runway, the installation of a new guidance system, runway and apron rehabilitation, and a wildlife hazard assessment.

“Willard Airport is a critical transportation link for central Illinois,” said Durbin. “Today’s funding will create jobs and contribute to the long term ability of the airport to serve travelers safely, securely, and efficiently.”