Cassidy announces $9.8 million to rehabilitate Louisiana’s rural airports

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced airports in 16 parishes will receive $9,843,973 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for taxiway construction, pavement rehabilitation, hangar construction, and more. Airports in Shreveport, Morehouse, Concordia, Acadia, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Jackson, Sabine, Natchitoches, Calcasieu, Webster, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Caddo, and De Soto Parishes will benefit directly from these grants.

“Louisiana’s infrastructure is in need of repair — especially our airports,” said Dr. Cassidy. “These projects rebuild and improve regional airports across Louisiana to better serve rural communities.”

Grant AwardedRecipientProject Description
$4,440,007.00Shreveport Airport AuthorityThis grant will provide federal funding for the Shreveport Regional Airport associated with Shreveport, Louisiana. This project also rehabilitates 3,000 feet of the existing Taxiway B pavement that requires rehabilitation to ensure safe airfield operations.
$1,144,444.00City of NatchitochesThis project reconstructs 1,200 feet of the existing Taxiway B1 pavement that has reached the end of its useful Life, at Natchitoches Regional Airport.
$1,089,200.00Southland AviationThis project expands the existing general aviation apron to 9,000 square yards to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standards.
$714,883.00Town of ManyThis project rehabilitates 1,000 feet of Runway 12/30 pavement to maintain the structural integrity of thepavement.
$570,000.00City of EuniceThis project performs sealing and joint filling to 5,000 feet of the existing Runway 16/34 surface to extend the pavement’s useful life at Eunice Airport.
$550,000.00De Soto Parish Police JuryThis project rehabilitates 12,700 square yards of the existing north apron to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.
$500,000.00City of SpringhillThis project constructs a new 7,500 square foot 6-unit T-Hangar for aircraft storage, maintenance, or service to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue. The sponsor has adequately financed the airside needs of the airport.
$298,000.00Town of VivianThis project constructs 560 foot and 900 foot taxiway turnarounds on the Runway 9/27 ends to eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.
$166,666.00St. Tammany Parish GovernmentThis project rehabilitates 2,999 feet of Runway 18/36 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.
$111,111.00Town of JonesboroThis project rehabilitates 6,300 square yards of the existing apron to maintain the structural integrity of the Pavement, at Jonesboro Airport.
$94,500City of BastropThis project rehabilitates 4,002 feet of the existing parallel Taxiway A pavement that requires rehabilitation to ensure safe airfield operations and rehabilitates 4,002 feet of Runway 16/34 to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris at Morehouse Memorial Airport.
$91,162.00City of HammondThis grant provides economic relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, and cleaning to the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport associated with Hammond, Louisiana.
$50,000.00Concordia Parish Airport AuthorityThis project rehabilitates 9,150 square yards of the existing north apron to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.
$13,000City of AbbevilleThis grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport associated with Abbeville,Louisiana.
$13,000Jefferson Davis Airport Commission District Number 1This grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Jennings Airport associated with Jennings, Louisiana.
$13,000Town of ManyThis grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Hart Airport associated with Many, Louisiana.
$13,000Avoyelles Parish Airport AuthorityThis grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Marksville Municipal Airport associated with Marksville, Louisiana.
$13,000City of MindenThis grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Minden Airport associated with Minden, Louisiana.
$9,000City of SpringhillThis grant provides federal funding for economic relief to the Springhill Airport associated with Springhill, Louisiana.