A runway at Springfield/Branson National Airport will undergo resurfacing thanks to a federal grant.
Rep. Billy Long announced the airport will be given a $3.7 million grant by the Department of Transportation for one runway and one taxiway.
“In recent years, Springfield-Branson National has experienced a 50% increase in passengers, making the quality of runways and taxiways more important than ever,” Rep. Long said in a statement. “The DOT’s announcement that they will be awarding Springfield-Branson National a $3.7 million grant to rehabilitate runway 02/20 and reconstruct the taxiway will help ensure that the airport is best equipped to provide the highest standard of service to our community. This is a huge victory for Springfield-Branson National and all of Southwest Missouri.”
The airport set another passenger record in 2019 and is on pace to break the record again in 2020.
“This is an important project to help maintain the facilities at the Springfield-Branson National Airport, and we appreciate the support from our delegation,” Brian Weiler, Director of Aviation, said in a statement.