WASHINGTON D.C. -

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Ely Municipal Airport a grand of $2,836,567 for infrastructure improvements.

"Making important upgrades to our airport infrastructure creates jobs and improves traveler safety," Franken said. "I'm glad that the Transportation Department will provide new funding for Ely Municipal Airport, which will benefit the regional economy."

This grant will allow the airport to construct a taxiway and remove various obstructions.