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Louisiana airports receive $14.1M in infrastructure, safety grants

Lafayette Regional Airport
Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 11:19:45-04

Airports in Louisiana will receive $14.1 million in infrastructure grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue to make improvements to infrastructure and enhance safety.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced Tuesday, September 1, that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in grants to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

In Louisiana, four airports will receive funding. Among the four is Lafayette Regional Airport / Paul Fournet Field, which will receive over $9 million for the reconstruction of an apron.

The State of Louisiana was awarded $333,333 to conduct a study.

See the grants below:

  • $9,421,816 for Lafayette Regional Airport/Paul Fournet Field to reconstruct an apron.
  • $2,467,250 for Shreveport Regional Airport for security enhancements, a noise compatibility plan study, and to rehabilitate a taxiway.
  • $1,485,054 for Monroe Regional Airport to improve airport drainage and erosion control.
  • $400,000 for Jonesboro Airport for obstruction improvements.
  • $333,333 for the State of Louisiana Update to conduct a study.

The Transportation Department says that since January 2017, the Trump Administration has awarded $13.5 billion to America’s airports to improve infrastructure and safety.

In 2020, the administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to America’s Airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

To see a complete listing of grants, click here. An interactive map of airports receiving funding is available on the FAA website.

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