MONAHANS, Texas — The Roy Hurd Memorial Airport in Monahans will soon be getting a much-needed facelift.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the airport $3,400,000 in grant funding to help provide repairs to the 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," said Representative Will Hurd. 

"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.”