JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Airport improvement projects at Jackson, Tunica and Gulfport have been approved to receive more than $11.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding.
The announcement was made Wednesday by Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Mississippi Republicans.
The FAA awarded $10.4 million for rehabilitation of a runway and apron at the Jackson-Evers International Airport, which will extend the useful life of the pavement.
Tunica County and Tunica County Airport Commission will receive $781,524 for work on a terminal building at the Tunica Municipal Airport.
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport will use $625,000 to fund airport imagery and data collection for the FAA Airports Geographic Information System, which is used to meet evolving airspace requirements and to support the agency's Next Generation national airspace system.