Tester Delivers $1.5 Million Grant to Upgrade Lewistown Airport
Senator Secures Funding to Improve Safety, #ConnectMT
(U.S. Senate) – The Lewistown Municipal Airport will be getting an upgrade, thanks to a grant delivered by U.S. Senator Jon Tester.
The grant, totaling $1,535,324, will fund a reconstruction of the taxiway and repairs to the existing runway.
Tester was the only member of Montana’s delegation who voted for the bipartisan agreement that delivered the money through the Federal Aviation Administration’s grant program.
“Keeping Montana’s airports up-to-date makes air travel safer and strengthens our local economies,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds airport grants. “This grant will help Lewistown stay connected and ensure folks can get where they need to go.”
Tester has worked hard to improve infrastructure at rural airports as part of his #ConnectMT initiative, including securing nearly $2 million for weather systems and runway improvements at the Stevensville Airport, $217,000 for a new snowplow at the Big Timber Airport, and $1.2 million for safety enhancements at Glacier Park International Airport.