Shreveport Times
Regional Airports to Get Federal Aid
September 11, 2012
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  • North Louisiana airports are among several sharing a total of $3.6 million in federal aid, senior Louisiana U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said today.

    The grants will go toward improvements and repairs at Monroe Regional Airport, Union Parish Airport, Ruston Regional Airport, Morehouse Memorial Airport, Winnsboro Municipal Airport, Jonesville Airport, False River Regional Airport, Thibodaux Municipal Airport and Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, The funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration.

    “These are important grants for the many businesses and facilities across the state that rely on air service,” Landrieu said. “It’s a great boost to ensure Louisianians receive the proper safety standards and high-quality services they deserve.”

    The regional funds include $640,000 to Monroe Regional Airport for Phase I rehabilitation of existing apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life; $51,600 to Ruston Regional Airport to design an apron expansion needed to increase capacity for jet aircraft; $72,000 to Union Parish Airport in Farmerville to design rehabilitation of the runway needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris; and $45,000 to Winnsboro Municipal Airport to design rehabilitation of an apron needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.