More local airports to receive funds for improvements

Several local airports are receiving funds for improvements.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 4:54 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - Several local airports are receiving funds for improvements.

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the award of $9.77 million for improvements to 20 airports across the state.

The grants will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The local airports include:

New Albany-Union County Airport - $218,943 to construct a terminal building

Kosciusko-Attala County Airport - $144,000 to acquire land for approaches

Macon Municipal Airport - $101,340 to rehabilitate apron, runway and taxiway

Iuka Airport - $100,030 to rehabilitate runway and remove obstructions

Roscoe Turner Airport, Corinth and Alcorn County - $91,996 for drainage improvements.

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