Clay Higgins

02/19/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/19/2020 17:02

Higgins Announces Funding for 3rd District Airports

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that four 3rd District airports will receive over $2.89 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). One of those airports, Lake Charles Regional, will receive an additional $200,000 through the 2019 Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP).

  • Chennault International Airport will receive a $72,000 grant to upgrade taxiway lighting.
  • Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive a $2 million grant to acquire a new passenger loading bridge and construct a new canopy.
  • Lake Charles Regional Airport will receive a $200,000 grant to implement a multi-year marketing program as part of a comprehensive air service development initiative.
  • Jennings Airport will receive a $356,700 grant to repair 5,000-feet of the existing runway and 1,000-feet of the existing taxiway surface.
  • Le Gros Memorial Airport will receive a $454,021 grant to install 5,000-feet of drainage improvements to eliminate ponding on airfield surfaces.


Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

'Our local and regional airports are important commercial hubs. These investments provide critical support for South Louisiana airports and the surrounding economies.'