Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $8 million 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 toward repairing airport taxiways and expanding airport parking, which will enhance airfield operations and help keep pilots and passengers safe."
The Mercer County Regional Airport Authority received $419,400 to rehabilitate the taxiway, improve the existing hangar building and construct an apron to provide airport parking.
The city of Williston received $1,326,600 to acquire friction measuring equipment, rehabilitate the taxiway and repair the existing apron at Sloulin Field International.
The Stanley Municipal Airport Authority received $73,375 to extend the runway and fund the design phase of an apron expansion for additional airport parking.
The Garrison Municipal Airport Authority received $2.7 million to rehabilitate the runway.
The Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority received $300,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.
The Tioga Municipal Airport Authority received $5 million to construct an apron and taxiway.