3 Mississippi Airports Share in $5.5M in Federal Grants
July 17, 2015
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  • JACKSON, MISS. — Airports in Gulfport, Oxford, and Lumberton are sharing in nearly $5.6 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The grants were announced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both R-Miss.

    The University-Oxford Airport, owned by the University of Mississippi, received $4.2 million for construction of an apron — the area of an airport where the aircrafts are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled or boarded.

    The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received $1.2 million to restore the airport’s apron, taxiway, and terminal building, in addition to widening the taxiway.

    The city of Lumberton has received a $155,000 for the I.H. Base Jr. Memorial Airport. The money will fund the construction of a 7,500-square-foot hangar building.