Washington, D.C. -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced a total of $4,921,579 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve nine Iowa airports. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds the FAA.
The Cherokee County Regional Airport was granted $34,438 to remove obstructions to provide clear airspace for safe navigation in and around the airport.
"Continuing to make improvements to airports across the state is important for the economic health of these communities," said Harkin. "This funding will help keep Iowa airports in compliance with important FAA standards and safe for travelers long into the future. I congratulate each airport on this competitive funding and I look forward to the improvements they will generate."
According to Cherokee Airport Manager, Brian Lauck, the money will be used to help complete the airport's runway protection zone project.
The next phase of this project will be the relocation of power lines on the north side of the airport.