May 31, 2019

Duckworth, Durbin Announce More Than $3 Million for Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport Improvements


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $3,200,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant funding to help improve the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield. The funding will help Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate runways.

“This investment will enhance operations at Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield by improving runways and installing fencing,” Duckworth said. “This is a continuing effort to improve the infrastructure in Springfield and across Central Illinois while supporting local jobs. I will continue working with Senator Durbin to advocate for funding that spurs economic development throughout Illinois.”

“The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is a critical economic engine and transportation link for the Springfield area. This funding will help improve access for travelers flying in and out of Springfield's airport,” Durbin said. “I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to ensure our state’s regional airports have the federal resources needed to succeed.”