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Airport Construction Update

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Minot's 82-million dollar airport terminal project is moving forward with a goal of opening at the end of next year.

North Dakota's US Senators recently announced more than ten million dollars in federal funding for the apron and runway work needed for the project.

Today, Senator John Hoeven came to the site of the construction to talk about progress on the terminal complex.

The terminal will be the second-largest in the state with six gates and 15-hundred parking spaces.

(Sen. John Hoeven, (R) ND) "This is not just about the airport terminal, but also the runway, the apron facilities, the equipment, fire and rescue support...all the facilities that go into having a modern airport that meets the needs of the fastest-growing state in the country."

(Brian Goudge, Graham Construction) "We're getting a good start on it. We're We're going to get some more steel going up in the next couple of weeks here and then the next two to three months you'll start seeing the roofing and siding going on the building."

One thing to note - what you see of the terminal right now is only about one-third of its total size.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp was not at today's event, but her office says it was after Heitkamp hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in North Dakota this year that funds for Minot's and Williston's airport projects were freed up.


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