The Big Horn County Commission recently broke ground for a new general aviation public use airport located east of the town of Hardin, Montana. This airport will replace the existing fairgrounds airport located on the southeast side of Hardin. This aged existing airport does not meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety criteria and could not be economically repaired. With assistance from the FAA and Morrison-Maierle, Big Horn County performed a new airport site selection study, prepared an environmental assessment of the preferred new airport site, and acquired the land. The new airport will have a single asphalt runway 4,490 feet long and 75 feet wide. An aircraft parking apron, taxilane and runway turnarounds will also be constructed. Due to funding constraints, this project will be constructed in three phases over three years and is anticipated to be fully operational in the fall of 2014.
Big Horn County Breaks Ground on New Airport
August 24, 2012