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FAA announces $15M in grants to 29 Mississippi airports

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Airports across Mississippi are expected to get some upgrades following the Federal Airport Administration’s investment of more than $15 million in grants to 29 airports across the state.

Elected officials including Senator Roger Wicker, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Representative Steven Palazzo, and Representative Michael Guest announced the allocated funding Thursday morning, saying that they hope the improvements will aid in the state’s economy and tourism.

“As a Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I’ve spoken with airport officials across the Third Congressional District about the important role airports play in economic development. These grants will help make Mississippi’s economy more competitive as we seek to attract and retain new businesses and investment,” Guest said.

Here is the full list of airports that are set to receive grant funding:

  • Monroe County, City of Aberdeen — $405,000 to reconstruct runway and taxiway lighting
  • Stennis International, City of Bay St. Louis — $300,000 to acquire miscellaneous land
  • Tishomingo County, City of Belmont — $290,925 to seal apron and runway pavement
  • Carthage-Leake County, City of Carthage — $94,000 to install navigational aid, rehabilitate airport beacon
  • Cleveland Municipal, City of Cleveland — $225,000 to reconstruct railway lighting
  • Columbia/Marion County, City of Columbia — $80,000 to construct apron
  • Columbus-Lowndes County, City of Columbus — $399,348 to rehabilitate taxiway
  • Golden Triangle Regional, City of Columbus — $1,000,000 to improve contract tower, terminal building, install lighting and fencing
  • Roscoe Turner, City of Corinth — $67,500 to improve drainage and erosion control
  • Ruleville-Drew, City of Drew — $150,000 to Install navigation aid, seal runway an taxiway pavement
  • Greenville Mid-Delta, City of Greenville — $1,150,000 to seal runway pavement
  • Gulfport-Biloxi International, City of Gulfport — $2,598,525 to improve drainage and erosion seal taxiway pavement
  • Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal, City of Hattiesburg — $150,000 to shift or reconfigure taxiway
  • Indianola Municipal, City of Indianola — $150,000 to rehabilitate taxiway and seal pavement
  • Iuka, City of Iuka — $174,375 for hangar improvements and construction
  • Hawkins Field, City of Jackson — $60,000 to conduct study
  • Louisville/Winston County, City of Louisville — $150,000 to acquire land for approaches
  • Magee Municipal, City of Magee — $486,180 to rehabilitate apron, taxilane, and taxiway
  • Key Field, City of Meridian — $1,922,918 to install runway guidance system, rehabilitate runway
  • Hattiesburg/Laurel Regional, City of Moselle — $914,274 to improve ARFF building
  • Hardy-Anders Field/Natchez-Adams County, City of Natchez — $1,095,000 to reconstruct airport beacon and runway lighting
  • University-Oxford, City of Oxford — $975,000 to reconstruct runway lighting, install navigational aids
  • Philadelphia Municipal, City of Philadelphia — $832,410 to reconstruct lighting
  • Pontotoc County, City of Pontotoc — $193,512 to install navigational aids, reconstruct airport beacon and lighting vault
  • Clarke County, City of Quitman — $103,500 to construct or improve fuel farm
  • Paul Pittman Memorial, City of Tylertown — $600,000 to acquire land, install perimeter fencing and guidance system
  • McCharen Field, City of West Point — $153,000 to acquire land
  • Dean Griffin Memorial, City of Wiggins — $69,480 to install perimeter fencing
  • Winona-Montgomery County, City of Winona — $291,893 to rehabilitate runway lighting

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