Merkley, Wyden, DeFazio Announce Major Grant for Corvallis Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-4) today announced that the Corvallis airport will receive a grant of $6,520,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The grant will be used to reconstruct the airport’s taxiway and rehabilitate runway lighting.

“Reliable, high-quality airports are a critical part of today’s infrastructure,” said Merkley. “This grant will help create jobs and grow the Corvallis area economy, and I’ll keep fighting for investments like this in our Oregon communities.”

“Oregonians know that rebuilding and bolstering our state’s infrastructure requires innovative and cost-effective strategies,” Wyden said. “This grant will achieve those objectives by providing real dollars to help Corvallis make its airport safer, while creating good-paying jobs, and spurring economic growth for the community.”

“This is great news for Corvallis and the surrounding areas,” said DeFazio. “This grant will expand airport access, creating good-paying local jobs and boosting the local economies and businesses that rely on it. I’m proud to support infrastructure investments like this, and will continue to push for increased investments as the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.”