BOWMAN (AP) - Dirt moving work on a new Bowman airport is likely to begin next month.
The Bowman Airport Authority has accepted a bid of about $3 million to do the job. Once the earth moving is finished, the rest of the job will be put out for bids.
The new airport is expected to cost up to $12 million, and the federal government is paying most of the cost. It's supposed to be finished in 2014.
Bowman airport manager Brent Kline says the new facility will have a longer runway to handle private jet traffic from oil companies.
It will be located about four miles east of Bowman, south of U.S. Highway 12. Kline says the existing Bowman airport is hemmed in by railroad tracks, wetlands and the city itself.