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La. airports get federal grants for improvements

2 years 1 month 6 days ago September 16, 2014 Sep 16, 2014 Tuesday, September 16 2014 September 16, 2014 12:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will receive nearly $1.68 million under a U.S. Department of Transportation grant program for improvements.

Also sharing in $13.32 million earmarked for Louisiana are Lafayette Regional Airport, $1.5 million, and Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia, $222,222.

The largest DOT grant in Louisiana was $7 million approved for Alexandria International Airport.

Other DOT grants went to: Allen Parish Airport, nearly $1.32 million; Leesville Airport, Vernon Parish, $709,536; Marksville Municipal Airport, Avoyelles Parish, $585,162; John H. Hooks Jr. Memorial Airport, Rayville, Richland Parish, $225,000; and Springhill Airport, Webster Parish, $86,440.

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