Bogalusa airport receives $1.765M for runway work

Published 3:59 pm Thursday, April 1, 2021

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On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dr. Bill Cassidy announced a total of 11 grants totaling $13.1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve airports throughout Louisiana.

Among those grants is $1.765 million to the George R. Carr Memorial Air Field Airport associated with Bogalusa. This project will rehabilitate 5,002 feet of the existing Runway 18/36 pavement, to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris.

“Airports are the gateway to a city and are one of the first things employers look to when making decisions as to where to invest,” Cassidy said. “These projects make it cheaper and more efficient for freight and passenger to travel. This makes Louisiana a more attractive place to invest.”

The other 10 projects will reconstruct taxiways, rehabilitate taxiway lighting and runways, conduct airport wildlife hazard assessment/management plan, update airport master plans, construct terminal buildings, and improve airport drainage and erosion control.