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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Six Louisiana airports awarded grants

Six Louisiana airports awarded grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award multiple grants totaling $1,440,067 to six Louisiana airports in Madison, Terrebonne, Lafourche, Pointe Coupe, West Carroll, and Catahoula Parishes.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be responsible for allocating the funding to all six airports.

“Maintaining and updating Louisiana’s airports is vital to the stability of our economy,” Sen. David Vitter said in a news release. “Updating our airport infrastructures keeps business moving and allows for safe travels for everyone involved.”

The Houma-Terrebonne Airport in Houma will receive a grant of $281,050 to fund the construction of a parallel taxiway to improve the safety of procedures on the existing runway.

Locally, the South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr. Airport in Galliano will receive a grant of $128,160 to fund the design phase of a new taxiway lighting system that will improve safe airfield operations during low visibility situations.