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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Winnsboro airport moves forward with improvements

March 13, 2019
In The News

Major improvements continue at the Winnsboro Municipal Airport, said Terry Shirley, airport manager.

Some $215,000 will be spent on apron and taxiway improvements. The improvements are funded in part by a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“With this grant, 90 percent was paid by the federal government and 10 percent was paid by the state government,” Shirley said. “This cost the town of Winnsboro nothing.”

One airport apron will completely be torn out and will receive a new layer of asphalt, Shirley said. Another apron will be overlaid with asphalt. Additionally, the airport’s taxiway will be overlaid with asphalt.

Congressman Ralph Abraham pushed for funding in several area airports including Winnsboro Municipal Airport.

“It is always encouraging when we can bring our federal tax dollars home to Louisiana and invest them in our local communities,” Abraham said in a statement about the grant. “Our local airports are so important to the economic health of rural communities, and I’m glad to see that so many of my district’s airports will benefit from these grants.”

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