06.07.17

Cut Bank International Airport receives $191,003 FAA grant

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced 20 Montana airports, including those in Cut Bank, Shelby and Conrad, have received $8,989,592.00 in funding for critical upgrades and maintenance.

“Montana’s community airports play a critical role in connecting our state,” Daines stated. “Every single dollar makes a huge difference to keeping our rural airports reliable and ready to use.”

Daines secured the following provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization:

Airport Improvement Program (AIP) dollars which build and maintain Montana’s critical aviation infrastructure such as runways.

Daines has also engaged the FAA to expedite grants to northern states with short construction seasons.

The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Details on each grant and its allocation is below:

Cut Bank International, City of Cut Bank and County of Glacier: $191,003

This project will fund crack seal, seal coating and pavement marking for the rehabilitation of 5,302 feet of Runway 5/23 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.

This project will fund crack seal, seal coating and pavement marking for the rehabilitation of 2,800 feet of the existing Taxiway A, 850 feet of Taxiway B, 4,500 feet of Taxiway C, 1,500 feet of Taxiway D, and 650 feet of Taxiway E needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.

This project will fund design phase for the reconstruction of the existing apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.

This project will fund crack seal, seal coating and pavement marking for the rehabilitation of 5,300 feet of Runway 14/32 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.

Shelby: $567,876

This project will fund the construction of a 10,000 square foot hangar building to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue. The sponsor has adequately financed the airside needs of the airport.

Conrad: $587,590

This project will fund the construction of a 8,500 square foot hangar building to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue. The sponsor has adequately financed the airside needs of the airport.

This project will fund sealing and pavement marking to rehabilitate 4,600 feet of Runway 6/24 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.

This project will fund sealing and pavement marking to rehabilitate 330 feet of the existing Taxiway T-4 needed to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.

This project will fund sealing and pavement marking for the rehabilitation of 7,430 square yards of the existing apron to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.

This project will fund the construction of a 500 foot asphalt Taxiway T-5 to provide access to aircraft hangars.

This project will fund the replacement of the airport’s existing rotating beacon that has reached the end of its useful life.

This project will fund a new Runway 24 vertical/visual guidance system to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway ends and meet Federal Aviation Administration standards.


Source: Pioneer Press