Hoeven Announces Over $20 Million For Airport Construction In Williston And Dickinson

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 has awarded more than $20 million for airport construction in Williston and Dickinson. Details of the funds are as follows:

  • New Williston Airport – $10,758,110 – The funds will be used to construct the new airport in Williston. The federal government has now awarded $99.8 million of its $112 million share of the project’s total $231 million cost.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson – $9,870,000 – The funds will be used to extend Runway 14/32.

“Airports throughout our state, especially in western North Dakota, support local communities and economies,” Hoeven said. “Today’s investments will further advance construction on Williston’s new airport and will enable the Dickinson Airport to accommodate larger aircraft.”

Senator Hoeven visited Williston last month to outline the commitment he secured from Customs and Border Protection to designate the new Williston airport as an international airport, saving the airport more than $161,000 per year in future operating expenses. Further, Hoeven has 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.