Hoeven Announces Additional $1 Million Grant for Williston Basin International Airport
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a grant of $1 million to fund the seventh phase, consisting of 6,000 feet of taxiway and 2,365 feet of service roads, at the Williston Basin International Airport. These funds are in addition to the $7 million Hoeven announced last week.
“This is an investment in infrastructure that will support economic growth in the Williston region now and for years to come,” said Hoeven. “By further advancing this new airport, we move closer to providing western North Dakota with expanded facilities to meet increased demands.”
As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has secured commitment from Customs and Border Protection to designate the new Williston airport as an international airport to support its ability to accommodate international air traffic. Further, the Senator has included a provision in annual funding legislation in recent years to ensure airports, like Sloulin Field International, can relocate when their current locations do not allow for expansion. Hoeven’s provision has helped to fast-track funding while the project has received a total of $107.8 million to date.
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