Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Bozeman airport gets federal grant for new runway

The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has been awarded a $2.3 million federal grant to help cover the cost of building a new runway.

The grant, issued to the Gallatin Airport Authority by the Federal Aviation Administration, will fund earthwork and drainage construction for a new 5,050-foot runway at the airport, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The additional runway will help improve congestion during peak traffic periods, the agency says.

“These funds will help fulfill the needs of the airport’s capital improvement plan and provide the necessary infrastructure for the traveling public in the near future,” airport director Brian Sprenger said in a release issued by U.S. Sen. Steve Daines.