07.31.15

Daines Announces Critical Funding for Six Montana Community Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines today announced that six Montana airports will receive more than $2.8 million dollars for critical construction and maintenance needs.

Grants will be awarded to airports in Circle, Columbus, Glendive, Lewistown, Sidney and West Yellowstone.

“Montana’s community airports provide critical transportation services to Montana’s rural communities,” Daines stated. “These grants will ensure that Montana’s smaller airports are able to meet rising ridership demands, ensure safe and reliable service for their passengers and meeting the long-term economic needs of the communities they serve.”

Grants awarded today by the Federal Aviation Administration include:

  • Circle Town County Airport: $365,000 to construct a 3,600 square foot hangar building.
  • Woltermann Memorial Airport (Columbus): $150,000 to fund the design phase to rehabilitate the airport’s runway, aprons and taxiways.
  • Dawson Community Airport (Glendive): $78,300 to install a runway vertical visual guidance system to improve safety and visibility for aircraft.
  • Lewistown Municipal Airport: $428,179 to acquire snow removal equipment, modify the airport’s hangar building and perform taxiway maintenance.
  • Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport: $1,355,400 to construct a new taxiway and two hangars to increase airport efficiency and provide access to a new hangar development area.
  • Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone): $450,000 to fund the design phase to rehabilitate the airport’s taxiways, runway connector taxiways and aprons and to acquire snow removal equipment.

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