Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $1.7 Million to Enhance North Dakota Airports
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three grants totaling $1,794,444 to enhance airport infrastructure in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows:
• Langdon Municipal Airport Authority – $1,241,097 – To fund rehabilitation projects at Robertson Field. Specifically, the grant will support the rehabilitation of 3,600 feet of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and minimize foreign object debris. The grant will also go towards funding the mill and overlay construction of the runway.
• Bottineau Municipal Airport Authority – $293,347 – To fund the rehabilitation of 3,700 feet of runway, rehabilitate 7,467 square yards of the existing apron and rehabilitate 2,005 feet of taxiways. The project will also fund the widening of existing Taxiway C by 25 feet, which will enhance the safety of aircraft operations at the airport.
• Pembina Municipal Airport Authority – $260,000 – To fund the rehabilitation of 2,800 feet of runway and to fund the rehabilitation of approximately 650 feet of the existing exit taxiway. These projects will maintain the structural integrity of pavement and minimize foreign object debris.
“Quality infrastructure supports increased economic activity and also our residents’ safety,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will fund a variety of airport enhancement projects that will help to ensure that airports throughout the state are safe for air travelers.”
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