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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood, Davis Announce Federal Aviation Administration Grant Awarded to Springfield Airport Authority

August 4, 2017
Press Release
FAA grant to fund repairs to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

SPRINGFIELD, IL—Congressmen Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), operating within the U.S. Department of Transportation, has awarded the Springfield Airport Authority a $3.4 million grant to provide needed repairs to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.

“I am pleased that the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have awarded the Springfield Airport Authority these grant funds to help complete the second of two phases to rehabilitate over 11,000 feet of service road repairs. These funds for Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport will contribute to keeping the airport ground operations running effectively and efficiently to increase safety for operational vehicles and response vehicles,” said Rep. LaHood.

“I’m proud to see that our state’s capital is being awarded federal infrastructure funds to maintain and grow the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport,” said Davis. “By continuing the rehabilitation of the airport’s service road, this project will provide improved access for rescue and response vehicles, an important step in ensuring that the airport continues to be up-to-date and a leader in the industry.”

Mark Hanna, Executive Director of the Springfield Airport Authority added, “This funding will assist our efforts to complete the next phase of a multi-year program to rehabilitee our airfield service roads. These roadway surfaces are a critical safety feature that keep operational vehicles, such as snow removal equipment, maintenance equipment, public safety vehicles and mobile refueling trucks safely separated from aircraft in certain aircraft movement areas.  We are appreciative of the FAA’s continued support of these important safety projects.”