3 local airports receiving grants to make improvements

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The federal government has awarded millions of dollars to seven airports in Mississippi to make improvements.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 3:00 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The federal government has awarded more than $13 million to seven airports in Mississippi.

This money is the third round of Federal Aviation Administration grants and will be used to make improvements.

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus is set to receive $1 million to expand a building, acquire equipment and upgrade the airport’s water supply line.

Roscoe Turner Airport in Corinth is to receive $635,920 to remove tree obstructions and install 608 feet of airfield drainage.

Louisville Winston County Airport in Louisville is to receive $255,150 to acquire 16 acres of land for runway approaches.

The four other airports are located in Jackson, Hattiesburg, Moselle and Brookhaven.

The first and second rounds of grants were announced in June and included airports in Pontotoc County, West Point, Columbus, New Albany, Booneville, Okolona and Monroe County.

“This third round of FAA grants will go a long way toward improving air service and safety at these Mississippi airports,” U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said. “Strong airports make our state a more attractive place for businesses, tourists, and travelers.”

MORE: Open this link to see the complete list of airports

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