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8 Louisiana airports getting nearly $39.5M in federal grants

2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago September 21, 2016 Sep 21, 2016 Wednesday, September 21 2016 September 21, 2016 2:03 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

NEW IBERIA - The U.S. Department of Transportation says eight Louisiana airports are getting grants totaling nearly $39.5 million.

The largest announced this month is $19 million to build an apron at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner. Lafayette Regional Airport is getting $13 million to improve the runway safety area and $2.2 million for noise mitigation.

Four runway rehabilitation grants were announced this month: $3.8 million for Hammond Northshore Regional, $430,700 for Baton Rouge Metropolitan, $117,000 for Marksville Municipal, and $76,500 for the Jennings airport.

Acadiana Regional Airport at New Iberia is getting $90,000 for planning to widen its taxiway, and George R. Carr Memorial Airfield in Bogalusa is getting $539,800 to remove obstructions.

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany says the Lafayette and New Iberia grants will help continue economic growth.

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