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FAA announces infrastructure funding for Louisiana airports

Posted at 9:46 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 10:46:39-04

On Monday, September 30, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will award $157 million in airport infrastructure grants to airports across the U.S.

34 airports from 19 states and the US Virgin Islands will receive funding to complete various infrastructure projects.

Four Louisiana airports are among those to receive funding.

  • Beauregard Regional Airport in DeRidder, $226,507 to rehabilitate an apron.
  • Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, $202,000 to reconstruct a taxiway.
  • Leesville Airport in Leesville, $73,482 to build a taxiway.
  • Shreveport Regional Airport in Shreveport. $459,034 for security enhancements, and $96,651 to rehabilitate a taxiway.

The FAA says this is the agency's sixth allotment of the $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program funding.

Selected projects also include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, noise mitigation, emissions reduction, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals, according to the FAA.

Airports can receive a certain amount of AIP entitlement funding each year based on activity levels and project needs.