Hoeven Announces More Than $21 Million in DOT Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded grants totaling more than $21 million for projects in North Dakota, including:

Airport Improvement Project 

  • Dickinson – Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport – $13,000,000 to acquire additional land for the third phase of extending the taxiway and runway.
  • Watford City Municipal Airport – $3,238,767 to acquire additional land for the reconstruction and realignment of existing runway. 
  • Mandan Municipal Airport – $1,152,093 to reconstruct existing hangar taxiway pavement. 
  • Jamestown Regional Airport – $1,002,189 to design reconstruction of apron pavement.
  • Mohall Municipal Airport – $824,000 to extend and widen the runway.  
  • Bismarck Municipal Airport – $766,800 to fund the fourth phase of drainage improvements to relocate wetlands and reduce wildlife collisions.
  • Park River – W C Skjerven Field Airport – $260,000 to construct a public parking lot and reconstruct the access road. 
  • Stanley Municipal Airport – $165,151 to conduct an aeronautical survey evaluating Required Navigation Performance Approaches.  
  • Ellendale Municipal Airport – $75,600 to construct a taxiway to provide access to aircraft hangars. 

“Investing in infrastructure remains a top priority as it helps us better meet the demands of our state’s expanding economy,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funds further improve and update local airports, helping them stay competitive while safely meeting local demands.” 

Additionally, DOT awarded funding for transportation safety projects in North Dakota: 

  • North Dakota Department of Emergency Services Project – $515,693 to develop, update and implement emergency plans and train emergency responders to respond to transportation incidents with hazardous materials, and to improve the safe transportation of crude oil and other hazardous material.
  • North Dakota State University – $402,534 for NDSU to host the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Western Service Center Commercial Vehicle Safety Center and Summit to improve commercial vehicle safety and data quality. 
  • North Dakota Public Service Commission Project – $52,200 from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) One-Call Grant program to improve pipeline damage prevention programs and notification services as well as an educational campaign to promote damage prevention.