U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker announced Monday that 12 more Mississippi airport facilities will benefit from more than $4.15 million dollars in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Senator Cochran said, “These grants make important investments in the safety and efficiency of Mississippi airports. I’m pleased that the Department of Transportation is making these funds available to ensure that these airports can continue to be transportation and economic development tools for Mississippi communities."
Senator Wicker added, “Each of these local airports will be better equipped to serve Mississippians with important infrastructure upgrades. I am pleased that FAA is working to enhance and improve air travel in our state, aiding economic development in our communities.”
The 12 FAA grants for Mississippi will support the following airport projects:
-Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi Regional Airport Authority – $2,829,060 for the rehabilitation of the airport runway
-Philadelphia Municipal Airport, City of Philadelphia – $269,264 for construction of a terminal building
-McCharen Field Airport, City of West Point – $234,900 for apron, runway, and taxiway rehabilitation, the removal of obstructions, and an update to the airport master plan study
-Poplarville-Pearl River County Airport, City of Poplarville – $114,999 for airport drainage improvements and installation of perimeter fencing
-Louisville Winston County Airport, City of Louisville – $114,925 for the rehabilitation of the airport apron
-Hardy-Anders Field Natchez-Adams County Airport, Natchez-Adams County Airport Board – $108,717 for airport runway and taxiway rehabilitation
-Columbus-Lowndes County Airport, City of Columbus – $97,190 for the rehabilitation of the airport apron
-Copiah County Airport, County of Copiah – $81,000 for a runway aeronautical survey
-Winona-Montgomery County Airport, City of Winona and County of Montgomery – $78,010 for apron, runway, and taxiway rehabilitation
-University-Oxford Airport, University of Mississippi – $76,816 for an update to the airport master plan narrative report and airport layout plan
-C.A. Moore Airport, City of Lexington – $74,099 for airport drainage improvements
-George M. Bryan Airport, City of Starkville – $73,675 for the installation of a perimeter fence
In March, the Mississippi Senators reported that 19 Mississippi airports were being awarded more than $4.49 million in airport improvement grants.
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