MONAHANS U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) announced Tuesday morning the Monahans airport has received a $3.4 million grant.
The funding came from the U.S. Department of Transportation and will be used at the Roy Hurd Memorial Airport. The grant will provide funding for repairs to airport runways.
“Monahans plays a vital role in the oil and gas production in West Texas, and having a fully operational airport is a key component for the region’s economic sustainability,” Hurd said in a press release. “The City of Monahans has worked tirelessly to keep Roy Hurd Memorial Airport operating, investing $160,000 of their own budget in maintenance to patch longitudinal and transverse cracking along the runways. I’d like to thank my friends at TxDOT for prioritizing the safety needs of Roy Hurd Memorial Airport, and I look forward to using my voice on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee to make sure federal funding continues to support important grant programs that support folks back home.”