Over $1 million granted to Lake Charles Airport

Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 3:01 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2023 at 7:31 PM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding over $1 million to the Lake Charles Regional Airport through the Airport Infrastructure Grant program.

The program will grant over $2 million to Lafayette Regional Airport, as well.

Congressman Clay Higgins said in regards to the grant:

“While I opposed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in its totality as a matter of principle, some of the proposals in the bill were solid. Ultimately, the bill became law, and the funding was allocated. My office will continue to advocate for the advancement of Louisiana projects that aim to provide the necessary tools to improve our local airports and infrastructure so that Southwest Louisiana can advance its economic prosperity.”

Heath Allen, Lake Charles Regional Airport director released a statement:

“This funding will be coupled with other State funding to reconstruct the main entrance to the Airport. The new entrance will be located just north of the existing entrance and will enhance safety by creating a 90-degree entrance to Gulf Hwy. while also providing access to the Airport’s 156-acre Louisiana Economic Development certified site. This is part of several surface movement projects that we have planned that will improve access and circulation around the Airport and will also provide additional parking.”