PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Aberdeen, Eagle Butte, Pierre, Spearfish and Wall can look forward to federal improvements at their local airfields.
Aberdeen will see a $3.78 million apron expansion. The FAA will pay 95%, with state and local sources splitting the remainder.
Eagle Butte is in line for $3,277,777 of runway and related work. The FAA will pay 100%.
Pierre will get a $35,000 fire cart. The FAA will pay 95%, with state and local sources splitting the rest.
The two other projects will be primarily funded through several federal sources.
The Spearfish taxi-lane work will get $560,000 of FAA funds and $115,000 from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Congress passed at the request of President Biden’s administration. State and local sources will split the remaining $75,000.
The Wall runway and related work will see $5,384,000 of FAA funds while federal BIL funds will pay $70,000 for other parts of the project. State and local sources will split the $606,000 balance.
The commission also approved reimbursing Groton $426.22 as 75% cost for materials on a wind-sock tower that was constructed using volunteer labor.