Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.8 Million for Williston Airport

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded an almost $1.8 million grant to rehabilitate the taxiway at Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport. 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 state is now the fastest growing state in the nation, and while that growth brings tremendous opportunities, it also brings challenges. We’re working to ensure that we maintain the high quality of life North Dakotans expect. That includes investing in our roads, bridges, airports and other transportation infrastructure,” said Hoeven. “This grant will help the Williston Airport to make necessary improvements to the taxiway to ensure that the many individuals flying in and out of Williston for business or pleasure are able to do so safely and efficiently.”

The DOT grant is awarded to the City of Williston and disbursed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will be used for airport studies and to rehabilitate the taxiway.

Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp also hosted FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in North Dakota this spring so he could see the unique aviation challenges impacting western North Dakota.