Cassidy: Louisiana Airports Getting $11.4 Million in Federal Grants

Empty Runway At The Passenger Airport In The Rain

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $11.4 million in federal grants to 19 Louisiana airports for infrastructure improvements, U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy says.

The biggest grant is $2.6 million for 7,250 feet of taxiway pavement at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Another $2 million will be used to install two passenger loading bridges in the terminal building for Lake Charles Regional Airport, while $2 million will be used to construct 5,000 feet of runway at the Minden Airport, officials said.

“This funding will allow our airports to upgrade their infrastructure to better connect our state’s workers and travelers to the rest of the world,” Cassidy said.

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