Hoeven Announces $3 Million DOT Grant for Bismarck Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $3 million grant to Bismarck Municipal Airport to mitigate wetlands and create protection zones adjacent to runways. The objective is to enhance safety by draining nearby wetlands to prevent waterfowl from flying into the flight path of aircraft.

Earlier this month Hoeven announced separate grants for the airport totaling nearly $2 million in additional funding to repair the runway.

The DOT grants are awarded with funds appropriated by Congress. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population and commerce.

“Our state is now the fastest growing state in the nation, and while that growth brings tremendous opportunities, it also brings challenges,” said Hoeven. “We need to invest in our roads, bridges, airports and other transportation infrastructure, so that our increasingly busy airports can safely and efficiently meet the travel needs of individuals coming to our state for business or pleasure.”