July 12, 2017 - 7:27 pm - Posted in News

Maurice, Iowa — A new airport being built near the “Million Dollar Corner” near Maurice has received a large grant from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $105.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 133 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

The federal DOT says the Sioux County Regional Airport will receive $4.7 Million to complete construction of the new airport which will replace the Orange City Municipal Airport and Sioux Center Municipal Airport.

The Sioux County Airport Agency hopes to have the new Sioux County Regional Airport open and operational by the third quarter of 2018, and when it opens, the Sioux Center and Orange City airports will be decommissioned.

The new airport is being built southeast of the Highway 10 and 75 junction, known as the “Million Dollar Corner”.

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