Metairie, La. – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding multiple grants totaling $2,356,267 to fund projects to improve Louisiana airports in Concordia, Richland, and Bossier Parishes. Additionally, the State of Louisiana will receive a grant of $300,000 to conduct a study identifying Louisiana airports with additional development needs. The Federal Aviation Administration will be responsible for allocating the funding to the State of Louisiana and all three airports.
“Having up-to-date, functioning airports throughout Louisiana is important for the safety of air personnel and passengers, and also contribute to the stability of our economy,” said Vitter. “These grants will go a long way to help improve airports around Louisiana and keep businesses operating at a regular pace.”
The Shreveport Downtown Airport in Shreveport, La. will receive a grant of $1,869,000 to fund the construction phase of the rehabilitation of 1,070 feet of the existing Taxiway A, 1,582 feet of the existing Taxiway J, 1,155 feet of the existing Taxiway Q, 1,172 feet of the existing Taxiway M, and 1,072 feet of the existing Taxiway D needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement.
The John H. Hooks Jr. Memorial Airport in Rayville, La. will receive a grant of $412,267 to fund crack sealing and seal coating of 3,998 feet of Runway 18/36 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.
The Concordia Parish Airport in Vidalia, La. will receive a grant of $75,000 to fund the design phase for rehabilitation of 3,701 feet of Runway 14/32 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign objects debris.
The State of Louisiana will receive a grant of $300,000 to fund a state system plan study to evaluate the pavement condition index at general aviation airports in the state in order to assist with the identification of airport development needs.