$5 million federal grant received for Jackson-Evers Airport

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — US Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) announced today a $5.17 million federal grant for improvements at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.
The grant will fund the third and final phase of the airport’s west taxiway lighting system, which is nearing the end of its usable life cycle.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) will fund the project.

The AIP grant will support the rehabilitation of 5,924 feet of taxiways A and B, including full lighting system rehabilitation, plus pavement mill and overlay.

The FAA has awarded nearly $13 million in AIP grants for Mississippi airports in 2017.

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