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More Federal dollars for Quincy Regional Airport

More Federal dollars for Quincy Regional Airport

1 year ago by Scott Hardy

$14.2 million will go towards runway reconstruction project.

More federal dollars are coming to Quincy Regional Airport.

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Wednesday that $14.2 million in federal funding has been awarded to Quincy Regional Airport. A statement says that the money comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. It will go to support the airport’s runway reconstruction project. Senator Durbin said that the runway reconstruction will "enhance safety and promote economic growth”. Senator Duckworth called Quincy Regional "an important economic driver". The money announced Wednesday is on top of just under $5 million awarded last fall, along with $500,000 from the state of Illinois.

Construction continues at the airport, with a completion date of 2026.

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