McCook Regional Airport is one of four Nebraska airports that are receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, announced Monday the recipients of DOT discretionary grants. Besides McCook, they are Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island and Norfolk Regional Airport.
The McCook Regional Airport will receive $562,158 for apron and runway rehabilitation.
“Our airports in Nebraska help ensure that families can travel safely and businesses can deliver their high-quality products to market,” Fischer said. “I’m happy to announce these grants are headed to Eppley Airfield and to regional airports in McCook, Grand Island and Norfolk. These continued investments in our state’s infrastructure provide for major improvements and will make a big difference in our state’s future.”
Earlier this month, Nebraska airports in Gordon, Red Cloud and Thomas County were awarded supplemental discretionary grants to support improvements and rehabilitation of the airports’ runways.