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FAA awards funding to airports for enhancements

Opening Day for New Terminal at Dallas Love FieldACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Aviation Administration is giving 14 Mississippi airports a total of more than $4.8 million to improve safety and operations.

Airports at Bay St. Louis, Belzoni, Belmont, Clarksdale, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, the Golden Triangle, Grenada, Houston, Lexington, Madison, Okolona and Starkville are getting the Airport Improvement Program grants.

The largest is $1 million to Golden Triangle Regional Airport, which serves Columbus, West Point, Starkville and Lowndes County. The money will be used to improve the terminal building and repair the runway and taxiway.

The George M. Bryan Airport in Starkville is getting $540,000 for runway safety area improvements

Fletcher Field Airport, serving Clarksdale and Coahoma County is getting $531,750 for taxiway construction.

The funding was announced in a news release this past week by U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.

The grants are used to support infrastructure development projects that will improve operational safety and efficiency at local airport facilities, Cochran said.

Other airport grants from the FAA were:

— Bruce Campbell Field Airport, Madison, $404,574 for access road, taxiway and apron construction.

— Columbia-Marion County Airport, Columbia, $335,160 for obstruction removal and land acquisition for approaches.

— Okolona Municipal-Richard Stovall Field Airport, Okolona, $311,385 for terminal construction and technical infrastructure improvements.

— Columbus-Lowndes County Airport, Columbus, $266,526 to improve airport drainage.

— Roscoe Turner Airport, Corinth, $263,019 for taxiway rehabilitation.

— Stennis International Airport, Bay St. Louis, $235,053 for perimeter fencing installation.

— Belzoni Municipal Airport, Belzoni, $230,288 for taxiway construction.

— C.A. Moore Airport, Lexington, $201,305 for erosion control.

— Tishomingo County Airport, Belmont, $197,865 for obstruction removal and runway safety area improvements.

— Grenada Municipal Airport, Grenada, $150,010 for apron rehabilitation.

— Houston Municipal Airport, Houston, $150,000 for hangar construction.


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