October 06, 2021

Duckworth, Durbin Announce Over $2.3 Million for Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $2,351,633 in federal funding for Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport in Lawrenceville, Illinois. This Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) investment will help Lawrenceville-Vincennes International rehabilitate an airport runway and is partially funded through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

“For the southeastern Illinois area, the Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport is an important economic driver, and ensuring it receives federal support to improve its infrastructure is critical,” Duckworth said. “I’m proud to join Senator Durbin in announcing this infusion of federal funding, and I will continue to advocate for more resources that help improve the safety of our aviation systems and keep spurring economic activity in Illinois.”

“This federal funding will allow Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport to make needed infrastructure improvements to improve safety and efficiency for travelers,” Durbin said. “Investments like this are key to the region’s economic success. Senator Duckworth and I remain committed to securing funding to help the airport and support operations any way we can.”

FAA’s Airport Improvement Program supports projects at non-primary airports within the state.