Hoeven Announces More than $4.1 Million in DOT Grants for North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $4.1 million in grants to nine North Dakota airports in cities including Walhalla, Rolla, Cando, Fargo, Lisbon, Valley City, Casselton, Harvey and Edgeley. The grants are awarded with funding appropriated by Congress.

“We’re working to improve airport infrastructure across North Dakota and especially in the rapidly growing western portion of our state,” said Hoeven. “These DOT grants will help our airports to make much needed improvements and renovations to meet the needs of the individuals and businesses traveling in and out of these communities.”

The DOT grants will be allocated to airports in North Dakota as follows:

  • Walhalla Municipal Airport – $1,199,789 to rehabilitate the existing runway, taxiway and apron pavement at the Walhalla Municipal Airport.
  • Rolla Municipal Airport – $1,150,000 to construct a taxiway to provide access to the aircraft hangars and to renovate the existing taxiway, apron and runway.
  • Cando Municipal Airport – $486,000 to construct a new airport hangar building.
  • Hector International Airport – $450,000 to update the Airport Master Plan and to address the airport’s future development.
  • Lisbon Municipal Airport – $409,950 to construct a 6,780 square foot hangar building.
  • Barnes County Municipal Airport – $ 233,136 to construct a 960 foot taxiway to provide access to the aircraft hangars, and to rehabilitate the existing apron and taxiway pavement.
  • Casselton Regional Airport – $150,000 to fund crack sealing and panel pavement rehabilitation and to renovate the exiting taxiway.
  • Harvey Municipal Airport – $45,795 to seal cracking pavement and rehabilitate the runway, apron and taxiway.
  • Edgeley Municipal Airport – $36,000 to seal cracking pavement and rehabilitate the runway, apron and taxiway.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to provide federal funding for transportation infrastructure to help meet increasing demands at North Dakota’s airports. Earlier this month, Hoeven and the committee passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill with $3.5 billion in funding for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which provides grants, like these, to improve airports.

Additionally, this spring, Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in North Dakota to show him firsthand the state’s tremendous growth and its aviation needs.