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May 18, 2022

Tester Announces $13.6 Million for 19 Montana Airports

Department of Transportation funding will be used for expansions, repairs

Today, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $13,602,102 in Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for 19 Montana airports to expand and repair facilities.

“Montana is booming, and it’s critical that the Treasure State has up-to-date infrastructure to support our growing economy,” said Tester. “This funding will allow our airports to expand operations and support the increasing demand for reliable, affordable flights in and out of Montana. Improved facilities will pave the way for more flights to the region, allowing Montana to stay connected and support good paying jobs here for years to come.”

The funding awarded by the DOT will be used for a wide variety of facility expansions and repairs. Recipients and intended uses include:

Great Falls International: $4,800,519

  • Construct deicing pad with associated facilities, construct taxiway

Missoula Montana: $2,149,521

  • Construct terminal building

Lewistown Municipal: $1,780,000

  • Rehabilitate taxiway

Helena Regional: $1,150,000

  • Acquire aircraft rescue & fire fighting safety vehicle and equipment

Cut Bank International: $600,000

  • Construct/modify/improve/rehabilitate hangar, improve/modify access road, seal apron pavement surface/pavement joints, seal runway pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxilane pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxiway pavement surface/pavement joints

Wokal Field/Glasgow-Valley County: $503,575

  • Seal apron pavement surface/pavement joints, seal runway pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxilane pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxiway pavement surface/pavement joints

Scobey: $450,000

  • Install miscellaneous navigational aids, install weather reporting equipment, reconstruct or replace airport lighting vault

Stanford/Biggerstaff Field: $443,655

  • Construct taxiway

Mission Field: $354,102

  • Construct taxilane

Conrad: $192,510

  • Construct taxilane, install miscellaneous navigational aids, reconstruct airfield guidance signs, reconstruct apron, reconstruct runway, reconstruct runway lighting, reconstruct taxiway

Big Sky Field: $183,678

  • Construct terminal building, construct/rehabilitate/modify/expand snow removal equipment building

Lincoln: $171,161

  • Acquire snow removal equipment

Harlem: $166,500

  • Install apron edge lights and/or flood lighting, install runway vertical/visual guidance system, install taxiway lighting, rehabilitate access road

Choteau: $150,000

  • Reconstruct airfield guidance signs, seal apron pavement surface/pavement joints, seal runway pavement surface/ pavement joints, seal taxiway pavement surface/pavement joints

Plains: $150,000

  • Install weather reporting equipment

Shelby: $150,000

  • Install weather reporting equipment

Thompson Falls: $106,000

  • Reconstruct access road

Billings Logan International: $50,881

  • Conduct or update miscellaneous study

L M Clayton: $50,000

  • Seal apron pavement surface/pavement joints, seal runway pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxilane pavement surface/pavement joints, seal taxiway pavement surface/pavement joints
Tester recently secured an additional $28,610,817 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fiscal Year 2022 funding for 69 Montana airports as part of his bipartisan infrastructure package for repairs and upgrades. The funding is a part of approximately $144 million secured by Tester that will be awarded over five years to Montana airports through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, which can be used to construct or repair runways and taxiways as well as make terminal and gate improvements.

Tester worked across the aisle for months to negotiate this agreement with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House, and he was the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to vote for it. Tester’s law is projected to create more than 800,000 American jobs and lower costs for businesses by making targeted investments that will strengthen our nation without raising taxes on working families.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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