Hoeven: DOT Awards Nearly $2 Million to Enhance Safety at 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 $8,000,000 to the City of Williston and the Mercer County, Stanley, Dickinson, Garrison and Tioga Municipal Airport Authorities to enhance airport safety.

“North Dakota’s airports play a key role in our continued growth and economic development,” Hoeven said. “This funding will go towards repairing airport taxiways and expanding airport parking, which will enhance airfield operations and help keep pilots and passengers safe.”

The funds are awarded as follows:

  • Mercer County Regional Airport Authority – $419,400 – To rehabilitate the taxiway, improve the existing hangar building and construct an apron to provide airport parking
  • City of Williston – $1,326,600 – To acquire friction measuring equipment, rehabilitate the taxiway and repair the existing apron at Sloulin Field International
  • Stanley Municipal Airport Authority – $73,375 – To extend the runway and fund the design phase of an apron expansion for additional airport parking
  • Garrison Municipal Airport Authority – $2,700,000 – To rehabilitate the runway
  • Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority – $300,000 – To rehabilitate the taxiway
  • Tioga Municipal Airport Authority – $5,000,000 – To construct apron, construct taxiway