Hillsboro Regional Airport awarded $472K for new taxilane, beacon

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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 6:37 am | Updated: 7:12 am, Fri Sep 11, 2020.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $32.4 million in infrastructure grants to 10 North Dakota airports, including the one south of Hillsboro.

Hillsboro Regional Airport was awarded $472,222 to build a taxilane and improve its airport beacon.

Larry Mueller, president of the Hillsboro Airport Authority, said airport officials anticipated federal funding for the project, which is under way at the airport 4 miles south of Hillsboro.

Funding for those upgrades follows a $2 million airport improvement grant the airport received earlier this year to pay for a new taxiway parallel to the airport’s runway.

The taxiway under construction will allow the airport to add more hangars and increase traffic at the facility.

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