U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the Shreveport Regional Airport is receiving three grants totaling over $2.4 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT). These grants will fund improvements to rehabilitate taxiways, complete a noise study program, and enhance the airport’s security.
“Making substantial investments to local transportation hubs like the Shreveport Regional Airport is a wise investment of taxpayer dollars. This federal funding will go a long way in improving the airport’s taxiways and, most importantly, travelers’ safety. I thank President Trump and Secretary Chao for prioritizing safety and improvements in our airports, particularly those in rural areas and small to mid-size cities,” said Johnson.
The money is part of $13,374,120 in grant funding from the Department of Transportation to improve airports in Lafayette, Shreveport and Monroe, according to Sen. John Kennedy.
“Louisiana is still grappling with the damage from Hurricane Laura. This funding will promote safety and efficiency in Louisiana airports, which contributes to our local economies,” said Kennedy.
Louisiana airports receiving grants include:
- $9,421,816 to help restore the existing apron pavement at Lafayette Regional Airport.
- $2,467,250 to support security enhancements, taxiway improvements and a noise study at Shreveport Regional Airport.
- $1,485,054 to help improve storm water drainage at Monroe Regional Airport.