Forum News Service, Published May 15 2014
5 ND airports receive federal grants for infrastructure, safetyGRAND FORKS - Five airports across the state will receive more than $17 million in federal grants, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Thursday.
The Grand Forks International Airport will receive more than $4.1 million to redesign and reconstruct part of its taxiway. The Devils Lake Regional Airport will receive more than $1.2 million primarily to purchase a new firetruck.
Also getting grants are Minot International Airport, the Bowman County Airport Authority and Jamestown Regional Airport, Heitkamp announced in a news release. Minot alone will get almost $9 million for constructing a new taxiway.
The federal dollars will be matched by state and local dollars, airport officials said, but the feds are paying for 90 percent of the projects.