Congressman Cohen Announces $22.2 Million Grant for Ongoing Construction of De-Icing Pads at Memphis International Airport

September 16, 2021
Press Release
An investment in safe travel in Winter

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced a $22,287,819 Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to Memphis International Airport for the ongoing construction of de-icing pads and related facilities.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“This de-icing project is an important investment in the Memphis airport, assuring the safety of the flying public, particularly in the winter months during periods of inclement weather. This funding is good for air travelers and for the Memphis economy.”

Memphis International Airport is in the construction phase of 12 de-icing pads. Snow and ice on aircraft wings can affect airflow during takeoff so it must be removed. The centralized de-icing facility will eventually replace de-icing done at various locations on the airport property. It will also segregate de-icing-affected water from the storm drainage system.