The Slidell Municipal Airport has received a federal grant of nearly $420,000 that the city will use to apply a coat of sealant to the facility’s taxiway. The city said Monday (Aug. 17) that Slidell was one of five Louisiana airports to receive a grant.
“We are very pleased to receive this funding which will play a critical role in keeping our municipal airport safe and growing,” Airport Manager Richard Artigue said in a news release. “It is an investment in improvements that we need to keep attracting more air travel to our city.”
The city said sealing the pavement on the taxiway will help it last longer.
Artigue became airport manager in July.
The five grants handed out to Louisiana airports from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration totaled nearly $1.6 million. Hammond, Houma, New Roads and Farmerville were the other airports receiving the grants.