Recent Press Releases

Aug 11 2011

Johnson Announces $123,500 for Lemmon Municipal Airport

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that Lemmon Municipal Airport will receive a $123,500 federal grant from the Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. The funding will be used for hangar construction.

“Airports play an important role in the economies of rural communities in our state and they need to be invested in to accommodate growth,” Johnson said. “This federal funding will be used to improve airport infrastructure, efficiency and safety in Lemmon.”

The FAA Airport Improvement Program provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.  Projects funded under the program include improvements related to enhancing airport safety, capacity, security, and environmental concerns.  Funding covers improvements and repairs as well as professional services such as planning, surveying and design.


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