Heitkamp Announces Federal Funding for Airports in Hillsboro, Wahpeton & Langdon

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced three federal grants totaling over $1.32 million to improve airport infrastructure in Hillsboro, Wahpeton, and Langdon.

“Rural and bustling communities alike rely on the safe operation of their airports to keep their families and businesses connected,” said Heitkamp. “Investments like the federal funding announced today not only keep airports safe, but help maintain good-paying construction jobs.

With today’s assistance, Hillsboro, Wahpeton, and Langdon will be able to improve the infrastructure their airports need to keep their operations safe.”

These federal grants are distributed as follows:

Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority: $300,000 in addition to the $4,200,000 announced earlier to rehabilitate the runway and the runway lighting system.

Wahpeton Airport Authority: $962,442 in federal funding to reconstruct 500 feet of the exit taxiway pavement and 1,100 feet of the hangar taxiway pavement.

Langdon Municipal Airport Authority: $65,000 in federal funding to rehabilitate the runway lighting system and the exit taxiway lighting system.

These federal grants are made available through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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