- Associated Press - Sunday, October 30, 2016

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Minot International Airport officials are looking to update its infrastructure in a plan expected to span 20 years.

The Minot Daily News (https://bit.ly/2dQTRRI) reports that new modern hangars, a redesigned taxiway and a vehicle preparation area for rental car companies are among some of the proposals being considered for inclusion in the plan.

Airport director Rick Feltner says the airport’s new $43 million terminal does not need any change, however the rest of the airport needs some attention. One of their highest priorities is replacing the 1950s-era hangars with new ones.

“We need to figure out where we should put some new hangars, what that funding would look like and where you would put the occupants in the meantime,” said Deanna Stoddard, airport operations manager.

KLJ consultant Kent Penney says not all proposals would require airport spending. Some developments on airport property might include private investment.

One of the key goals in crafting the master plan is to guide potential development and ensure that development is orderly and space is maximized.

“We have developed alternatives and we have narrowed things now to the point where the airport is trying to determine what the proper alternative is,” Penney said.

Airport officials say they are seeking public input to help guide the process further.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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