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FAA awards grants to Grand Forks, Cavalier airports

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded 18 grants totaling $16,259,507 to support North Dakota airports

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Grand Forks International Airport, as seen in 2021. (Grand Forks Herald photo)
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GRAND FORKS — U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., announced the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded 18 grants totaling $16,259,507 to support North Dakota airports.

The Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority received a total of $6,750,200.

The grant provides federal funding to the Grand Forks International Airport for a project that extends Runway 9L/27R to 6,701 feet to meet FAA standards. It also funds the fifth phase, which consists of reconstruction of 525 feet.

The Cavalier Municipal Airport Authority received a total of $553,003. The grant provides federal funding to the Cavalier Municipal Airport for a project installing new Runway 16/34 vertical/visual guidance systems to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway ends.

The grant will also go toward other reconstruction projects on the airport to meet FAA standards.

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Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

Readers can reach Arbegast at 719-235-8640 or MArbegast@gfherald.com.

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