Sioux County, Iowa – The Sioux County Regional Airport is one of twenty Iowa airports that will receive federal dollars to modernize infrastructure designed to ensure safe and efficient travel. The funds are administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation through its Airport Infrastructure Grants (AiG) program and made possible through legislation backed by Sen. Chuck Grassley.
The funds invested in Iowa will not only be used to upgrade existing infrastructure but are also meant to improve runway safety, better airport efficiency, and to create local jobs. Some of the new improvements will include the construction of new terminals, improvements of taxiways, and the installation of new lighting systems, among other planned projects throughout the state.
The Sioux County Regional Airport is set to receive more than $123,000 to acquire nearly 24 acres next to the airport for future development; Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City is receiving over $1 million to repave the taxi lane and purchase equipment to keep the airport in service during cold weather; and the Estherville Municipal Airport is receiving $360,000 to make repairs on their runway.
(Story courtesy of Community First Broadcasting station KSOU in Sioux Center)