Hoeven Announces More than $1.4 Million in DOT Grants for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $840,280 to the City of Minot and $600,000 to the Washburn Municipal Airport Authority.

The Minot grant will be used to seal runway 13/31 at Minot International Airport which will help maintain the integrity of the runway’s pavement and minimize foreign object debris. The grant for the airport at Washburn will fund the final phase of construction for a parking apron and to widen Taxiway A so that larger aircraft can use the airport.

“We have a rapidly growing demand for transportation in North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “The continued expansion at Minot’s airport is important for the community, the region and the state because Minot serves as a vital transportation center for our booming energy economy. Throughout North Dakota, we rely on reliable transportation and our airports, which provide vital support to our agriculture, energy and other industries.”

The senator has been instrumental in helping secure federal funding for expansion and improvement projects at Minot International Airport and other North Dakota airports. Hoeven visited the Minot Airport last August to review the progress on the construction projects there, shortly after the airport had received a total of $10.5 million to complete runway and apron projects. Last September, the airport received more than $4.4 million in additional funds to help with the construction of a new terminal building and apron.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven works to support programs that invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population and commerce.