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Twelve airports in Mississippi will receive $5.68 million for improvements.

Posted: Jun 6, 2019 12:17 PM

WASHINGTON (WTVA) - Twelve airports in Mississippi will receive $5.68 million for improvements.

The 12 airports include:

  • Pontotoc County Airport - $411,240 to construct a 9,450-square-foot hangar building and rehabilitate 560 feet of the existing hangar taxiways
  • McCharen Field in West Point - $219,367 to acquire 39.6 acres of land
  • Iuka Airport - $180,159 to remove tree and terrain obstructions to improve safety
  • Columbus-Lowndes County Airport - $141,570 to rehabilitate 4,500 feet of runway

Other recipients are in Wiggins, Panola County, Hancock County, Lexington, Newton, Indianola, Olive Branch and Prentiss.

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss, and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss, announced the awards on Thursday.

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