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GTRA picks up $1 million grant from FAA


Mike Hainsey

Mike Hainsey



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JACKSON -- The Federal Aviation Administration is giving 14 Mississippi airports a total of $4.8 million to improve safety and operations. 


Airports at Bay St. Louis, Belzoni, Belmont, Clarksdale, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Grenada, Houston, Lexington, Madison, Okolona and Starkville are getting the Airport Improvement Program grants. 


The largest single portion of the grant is $1 million for Golden Triangle Regional Airport, which serves Columbus, West Point, Starkville and Lowndes County. The money will be used to improve the terminal building and repair the runway and taxiway. 


The George M. Bryan Airport in Starkville is getting $540,000 for runway safety area improvements 


Fletcher Field Airport, serving Clarksdale and Coahoma County is getting $531,750 for taxiway construction. 


The grant program is funded through the annual Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.




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