WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN), along with Representative Angie Craig (D-MN), announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the South St. Paul Municipal Airport (Fleming Field) a grant of more than $3.4 million for infrastructure improvements.
“Critical investments in our infrastructure serve as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in Fleming Field, we are supporting the economy of the region and enhancing public safety.”
“Fleming Field is a small but mighty airport in South St. Paul that supports hundreds of local jobs,” Smith said. “I’m glad the Department of Transportation is making this investment to improve the airport’s runway and lighting. I’m going to keep working to direct federal dollars towards Minnesota infrastructure projects.”
“Like every sector of the economy, our nation’s airports faced severe challenges due to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis,” Craig said. “I am incredibly pleased that the city of South Saint Paul has been selected to receive federal funding through the Airport Improvement Program – with additional funds made available through passage of the American Rescue Plan earlier this year. Congratulations to Mayor Jimmy Francis and the entire community in South Saint Paul, who will enjoy the benefits of this important infrastructure upgrade for years to come.”
The grant funding awarded by DOT will allow Fleming Field to improve its infrastructure by rehabilitating 4,000 feet of runway to maintain the structure of the pavement and reconstruct runway lighting.