Williston Airport News
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Contact: Steven Kjergaard
AIRPORT LAND PURCHASED
AGREEMENTS SIGNED; CITY TO MOVE FORWARD ON PHASE ONE OF CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
International Airport to Become a Reality
Williston, N.D. (Date, 2016) - The Williston City Commission has
received signed purchase agreements for the land necessary to build the
Williston Basin International Airport and will begin the bidding process to
start on the first phase of construction.
The first phase of the project will be the construction of the
terminal building foundation surcharge, including the preliminary construction
of roads and staging areas and this is expected to be completed by year's end.
Additional work being bid this year is the rough site grading project and 59th
Street re-route. Estimates for projects being bid this year are $18.5 million
in construction costs. Some portions will be funded with FAA grants.
"We are excited to be starting this new phase on the airport
relocation. A regional airport is
essential for the continued economic growth of Northwest North Dakota and we
are confident that it will positively impact Williston for many generations to
come," said Mayor Howard Klug,
Groundbreaking for the $240 million airport relocation project is
slated for October 10th and will include a formal ceremony involving local,
state and federal officials.