By News-Register staff • 

Nearly $1.5 million headed to McMinnville airport

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville Municipal Airport
Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville Municipal Airport

The money will pay for reconstruction of 10,500 square yards of existing apron on which aircraft can be parked, boarded, unloaded and refueled.

McMinnville’s airport “plays a critical role in helping Yamhill County residents and businesses stay connected with other communities in Oregon and beyond,” Merkley said.

Wyden added that small airports such as the one in McMinnville “are essential to quality of life and keeping the local economy robust despite the economic consequences of COVID-19.”

The funding is being distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.




Kudos to Merkley and Wyden for doing a superb job securing this funding package for our local airport. As this corner of the Willamette Valley continues to grow, a viable and accessible airport will be much in demand, especially in relation to the burgeoning wine economy. It is nice to hear some good news coming out of Washington, DC for a change.

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