Durbin Announces Nearly $10 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Illinois Airports


WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 20, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded $9,731,580 in grants to airports in Rockford, Decatur and the Quad Cities.  Today’s funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create jobs in Illinois and strengthen the region’s infrastructure to serve passengers safely and efficiently.

  • Greater Rockford Airport Authority: $1,052,632 in funding to expand a terminal building at the Chicago / Rockford International Airport;
  • Greater Rockford Airport Authority: $4,210,526 in funding to rehabilitate a taxiway at the Chicago / Rockford International Airport;
  • Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County: $3,684,211 in funding to rehabilitate an existing runway at the Quad City International Airport.  This funding will be used as part of a $28 million multi-phase runway rehabilitation project;
  • Decatur Park District: $784,211 in funding to rehabilitate the primary runway at the Decatur Municipal Airport.

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