Hoeven Announces More Than $6 Million Grant for Williston Basin International Airport, Nearing Completion

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a grant of $6,301,568 for the construction of the Williston Basin International Airport.  

“Last month, I was able to see firsthand progress at the Williston Airport and am continuing my efforts to advance the construction of this new airport, which is critical to meeting the demands of the region’s economy,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funds bring us closer to completing this project and providing western North Dakota with essential infrastructure that will serve the region for years to come.”

Through his work on the Senate THUD Committee, Hoeven has advanced funding for the new Williston Basin International Airport to address the area’s transportation, shipping and aviation demands. To this end, the senator 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 for the project, having secured more than $114 million of the federal government’s share of the cost for the new Williston airport to date. Further, 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.