Daines Announces $4 Million for Glacier Park International Airport Runway

Reconstruction and rehabilitation project will begin Aug. 18

By Beacon Staff

Montana Sen. Steve Daines announced Friday nearly $4 million in funding for reconstruction of a runway at Glacier Park International Airport near Kalispell.


The Department of Transportation’s $3,986,340 grant will fund a full-depth reconstruction of the airport’s existing crossway runway, as well as the rehabilitation of the runway’s lighting system.

“Glacier Park International Airport provides critical transportation services to the entire Flathead Valley,” Daines stated. “This grant will ensure the airport is able to serve the region’s growing transportation needs and provide a reliable air service for the thousands of tourists who visit Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley every year.”

Airport director Cindi Martin said the project will start Aug. 18 and is scheduled to be completed by October.

Last week the DOT awarded nearly $28 million in funding for six other airports in Montana: Circle Town County Airport, Dawson Community Airport (Glendive), Woltermann Memorial Airport (Columbus), Lewistown Municipal Airport, Sidney-Richland Municipal Airport and Yellowstone Airport (West Yellowstone).

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