Reconstruction underway at Grand Forks International Airport

Courtesy of: UND Today's Adam Kurtz
Courtesy of: UND Today's Adam Kurtz

(Grand Forks, ND) -- Critical infrastructure is receiving a rebuild at Grand Forks International Airport.

Efforts began mid-May to replace sections of the Bravo apron, a concrete area used to taxi aircraft to and from runways. The section is located north of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences' Flight Operations building. The project is expected to see its end later this summer, and will be used for many future decades.

“Pavement is certainly not glamorous, and no one wants their name on it, so we worked really hard to deliver a solid message to the North Dakota Legislature over a six-year period,” said Kim Kenville, professor of aviation. “Our delegation could see the benefits of the project, and they and their colleagues found money and appropriated it to the University.”

A $5 million dollar appropriation by the Legislature is funding the reconstruction. You can learn more about the project by clicking here