Mississippi airports to receive $10.3M for improvements

State News

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) announced on Friday that the award of $10.3 million for improvements will be given to 10 Mississippi airfields.

“Mississippi’s airports keep passengers and commerce moving across our state,” said Wicker. “This latest round of grants from the FAA will help airports make upgrades that improve service, safety, and security.”

“Regular upgrades and improvements to our local airports are necessary to support efficient operations and economic development,” said Hyde-Smith. “These FAA grants will improve safety and support growth for local communities across our state.”

The FAA grants for Mississippi will support the following airport improvement projects:

  • Greenville Mid-Delta Airport, City of Greenville – $4,360,155 to rehabilitate taxiway
  • Hawkins Field Airport, City of Jackson – $3,008,709 to rehabilitate taxiway lighting and reconfigure existing taxiway
  • Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, City of Moselle – $1,128,884 to construct and improve safety area and security enhancements
  • Poplarville-Pearl River County Airport, City of Poplarville – $743,225 to install runway guidance system, reconstruct airport lighting vault, and rehabilitate runway and taxiway lighting
  • Tunica Municipal Airport, City of Tunica – $248,900 to install weather reporting equipment and rehabilitate apron
  • Ripley Airport, City of Ripley – $219,014 to install runway guidance system and reconstruct airport beacon
  • James H Easom Field Airport, City of Newton – $194,500 to construct taxilane
  • John Bell Williams Airport, City of Bolton – $172,550 to update airport master plan or study
  • Copiah County Airport, City of Hazlehurst – $111,950 to acquire easement for approaches and rehabilitate airport beacons
  • Dean Griffin Memorial Airport, City of Wiggins – $103,000 to install runway lighting and update airport master plan or study

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