Associated Press

$13.4M in federal grants awarded to 8 Mississippi airports

The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More federal grants have been announced for Mississippi airports.

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith say the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $13.4 million to eight Mississippi airports.

Hawkins Field in Jackson is getting more than $5 million to rehabilitate a runway and runway lighting.

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson is getting nearly $5 million to renovate part of its terminal and nearly 7 miles (11 kilometers) of service and access roads.

Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus will get $1 million to expand its building, buy new air traffic control equipment, buy safety equipment and rework a water line.

Bobby Chain Municipal Airport in Hattiesburg will get $744,000 for drainage.

Airports in Corinth, Moselle, Louisville and Brookhaven will each get from $190,000 to $636,000 for improvements.