Officials in Williston, N.D., are pressing ahead with plans for a new $254-million airport to replace Sloulin International Airport, which experienced a tenfold increase in traffic between 2008 and 2014, partially due to the oil-shale boom in the region. The new 1,540-acre facility will be known as Williston Basin International Airport, funded by a combination of local, state and federal sources and anticipated revenue from passenger facility charges. The FAA awarded Williston a $27-million Airport Improvement Program grant in early October. A committee appointed by the Williston City Commission will select between design-build and construction manager-at-risk as the delivery method. Plans call for construction to get underway in fall 2016, with a scheduled 2018 opening.
North Dakota Moves Forward on New $254M Airport
November 11, 2015