The timeline highlights major milestones for the project. It provides a look back at the steps that has already been completed. It also shows the anticipated timeline for the completion of the project. The future milestones will be updated as the project continues to moves forward. For further detail of a milestone you can click on the check to find out more.
January 11, 2011 - City of Williston meets with FAA to state intention to explore the potential of airport relocation.
March 21, 2011 – Site selection and feasibility study begins.
August 17, 2011 – FAA issues grant for planning and preliminary environmental study.
February 21, 2012 – Site selection study identifies 5 potential relocation sites, 3 move forward for further study.
July 31, 2012 – Public information meeting held.
November 2012 – United and Delta Airlines begin serving Williston.
May 2, 2013 – City of Williston determines that redevelopment of Sloulin Field is not a viable alternative.
May 2, 2013 – A public workshop is held to review the 3 alternative sites.
August 25, 2014 – Feasibility/Site Selection Study completed.
September 25, 2014 – Public Hearing for Environmental Assessment.
June 3, 2015 – Site-specific Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan completed.
September 22, 2015 – A Record of Decision/Finding of No Significant Impact is issued by FAA for the Environmental Assessment.
September 23, 2015 – Airport Layout Plan approved by FAA.
September 28, 2015 – The FAA issues $27M grant for land acquisition and Phase 1 of construction.
May to October 2016 – Land acquisition completed.
October 10, 2016 – Groundbreaking for Williston Basin International Airport.
2016 MAJOR PROJECTS TO BEGIN
• Overall grading and utility extensions
• Terminal construction
2017 MAJOR PROJECTS TO BEGIN.
• Primary runway
• Taxiways and aprons
2018 MAJOR PROJECTS TO BEGIN.
• Access road from bypass
• Complete airfield and terminal
2018-2019 – Open Williston Basin International Airport.