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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham announces $482,000 for local airports

July 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Wednesday that four airports across in the 5th Congressional District will receive a combined $482,000 in federal grant money for facility enhancements.

“It is always encouraging when we can bring our federal tax dollars home to Louisiana and invest them in our local communities. 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,” Dr. Abraham said.

The West Carroll Parish Airport Authority will receive $315,000 to construct three 2,000 square feet hangars that will assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue.

The John H. Hooks Jr. Memorial Airport in Rayville will receive $90,000 to update the airport master plan narrative report and the airport layout plan to address key issues, objectives and goals regarding the airport’s future development and long-term viability.

The Winnsboro Municipal Airport will receive $40,000 to remove tree obstructions in the Runway 18 approach and transitional surfaces. It will also fund the design phase to rehabilitate 1,000 feet of the airport’s existing access road to preserve access to the airport.

The Jonesville Airport will receive $37,000 to fund the design phase for pavement rehabilitation of 6,825 square yards of the northeast apron to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.

All grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.