Hoeven Helps Launch Terminal Development Project, Reviews Runway Extension at Dickinson Airport

Senator Discusses Funding Opportunities for New Terminal, Secured $50 Million in Federal Support for Runway Project

DICKINSON, N.D. – At the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport today, Senator John Hoeven:

  • Helped kick off the airport’s Terminal Development Project and discussed potential funding opportunities to move the effort forward.
    • The senator highlighted similar efforts that were successfully completed in recent years, including at airports in Williston and Minot.
  • Reviewed progress on the $63 million runway reconstruction and extension project.
    • As a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, the senator has secured nearly $50 million in federal funding for the runway project to date.
  • The runway is being expanded to 7,300 feet long and 150 feet wide. The project was started in 2018 and is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2022.

 “It’s important that western North Dakota is able to support increased demand in air travel for passengers and cargo, which is why we’ve worked to advance air service projects across the region,” said Hoeven. “We secured a new airport in Williston and built a new terminal for Minot, and now it’s time we do the same for Dickinson. As the Stark County region continues to attract travel, updating the terminal and runway are about ensuring service remains safe and reliable while meeting the travelers’ needs. We appreciate the opportunity to discuss these priorities today and will continue working to secure federal support for the project.”

In addition, Hoeven announced last month that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) selected United Airlines for an Essential Air Service (EAS) contract serving the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson. Under the contract, United will continue to provide 12 nonstop round trips per week to Denver through September 30, 2024. Between 2009 and 2019, boardings at the Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport increased by nearly 170 percent, from approximately 9,000 passengers per year to nearly 24,000.