Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Announces $2.4 Million U.S. Department of Transportation Grant for Duluth Sky Harbor Runway Construction

Jun 11, 2018
Press Release

[WASHINGTON D.C.] Congressman Rick Nolan today announced that the Duluth Sky Harbor airport will be the recipient of a $2,440,000 discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct runway 14/32.

The Duluth Sky Harbor airport was founded in 1939 and is located on the end of the world’s longest freshwater sand spit. The Sky Harbor airport has been beautifully integrated into an environment of beaches, trails, and old-growth pine forests.

“This announcement comes as great news for Duluth and our entire region,” Nolan said. “We need to rebuild America – beginning with our entire transportation infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that we will need between $3 and $4 trillion dollars to rebuild our crumbling transportation system – and in the process create some 13 million new good paying middle class jobs in construction, and throughout our economy.”

As Minnesota’s only member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure,  Nolan continues to work on a bipartisan basis to advance a comprehensive, long-term transportation plan with new sources of funding to rebuild our highways, roads, bridges, airports, harbors, railroads, mass transit systems and pipelines. Nolan noted that our ability to grow our 21st Century economy and successfully compete in the global marketplace depends on the progress we make in achieving these goals.