Mississippi airports granted $4.81 million for improvements

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Nearly five million dollars in grant money is being awarded to Mississippi airports by the United States Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is earmarked to get more than $300,000 of this money. U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith made a joint announcement this week, calling the grants a significant investment in airport improvements in Mississippi.

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The head of the U.S. Department of Transportation says the grant money is a significant investment in airport improvements in Mississippi that will fund construction and rehabilitation projection, ultimately maintaining high levels of safety while traveling by air.

In Gulfport, the $319,500 the airport receives will be used to update the master plan study.