The airports in Maidstone and North Battleford will be getting improvements due to some extra investment from the Saskatchewan government.
The province is investing $1.5 million into 15 community airports which includes almost $6,000 in Maidstone and $135,000 in North Battleford. The money will be used to crack seal the runway, taxiway and apron at the Maidstone airport as well as line painting and fencing. In North Battleford at the Cameron McIntosh Airport, the funding will be used to finish resurfacing the main runway, the rehabilitation of the drainage system and lighting upgrades.
“Community and regional airports contribute to our economy by supporting vital public services like Saskatchewan’s Air Ambulance, law enforcement and fire suppression,” says Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit. “These projects will be completed this year, providing an immediate boost to communities as we begin to reopen our economy.”
The funding comes from the Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program. CAP helps municipalities offset the costs of airport rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements with cost-shared grants of up to a maximum of $275,000.
The full list of airports receiving funding includes:
- Esterhazy – $5,883 – runway and apron repairs
- Humboldt – $12,500 – Relocating power lines
- Kindersley – $9,000 – crack filling runway and apron, surface repairs to taxiway
- Leader – $36,172.50 – crack repair and slurry seal
- Maidstone – $5,926.17 – crack seal runway, taxiway and apron
- Maple Creek – $43,965 – runway sealing
- Melfort – $275,000 – full rehabilitation of apron
- Moosomin – $275,000 – Phase 2 of runway construction
- North Battleford – $135,000 – final phase of resurfacing main runway
- Prince Albert – $241,500 – Taxiway F edge lighting, pull-pits, and information sign, Taxiway B installation of storm sewer and catch basins
- Rockglen – $5,000 – bring airport back into service
- Swift Current – $275,000 – paint markings, major rehabilitation of asphalt surfaces
- Unity – $88,450 – runway resurfacing
- Weyburn – $72,500 – full rehabilitation of main runway
- Wynyard – $45,000 – repair cracks, slurry seal and paint markings