Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.5 Million Grant to Bismarck Airport

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded an additional $1.462 million in funding to help rehabilitate the runway at Bismarck Municipal Airport. Last week, DOT awarded $472,448 in funding to the airport, for a total of $1,935,000. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has been working to invest in infrastructure and other services to meet the needs of North Dakota’s growing population.

“Our airports are serving more and more travelers each year,” said Hoeven. “We’re working to ensure that we invest in the infrastructure necessary to maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in North Dakota. This grant will help the Bismarck Airport to renovate its runway to meet our needs.”

The DOT grant is awarded to the City of Bismarck by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will be used to rehabilitate the center runway, including milling and overlaying 4,754 feet of asphalt.

This spring, Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp hosted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in North Dakota to see the state’s growth firsthand.