Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced $10.5 million in federal grants for airports in South Carolina.
“South Carolina’s airports are a vital part of our state’s transportation infrastructure and play an integral role in our economy,” said Graham. “These improvements will help recruit future investment and economic development.”
Award recipients in South Carolina include:
South Carolina Department of Transportation will receive a $294,000 grant to conduct several statewide studies to address capital improvement plans, analysis of military airspace, and security. The funds will be used for the installation of perimeter fencing at Anderson Regional Airport.
Barnwell County will receive a $1,062,863 grant to rehabilitate the taxiway and apron at Barnwell Regional Airport.
Berkeley County will receive a $374,590 grant to extend the taxiway at Berkeley County Airport.
Charleston County Aviation Authority will receive a $1,322,520 grant to improve the access road at Charleston AFB/International Airport. These funds will be added to a previously awarded grant of $1,798,687.
Chester County will receive a $51,344 grant to design apron expansions at Chester Catawba Regional Airport.
Clarendon County will receive a $526,451 grant for the construction of a hangar, apron, and taxiway at Santee Cooper Regional Airport.
Walterboro will receive a $2,721,929 grant for construction of a taxiway at Lowcountry Regional Airport.
Dorchester County will receive a $126,250 grant to install perimeter fencing at the Summerville Airport.
Pee Dee Regional Airport Authority will receive a $288,325 grant to aid in the purchase of a new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle and baggage conveyor system at Florence Regional Airport.
Georgetown County will receive a $1,486,987 grant to extend a runway at Georgetown County Airport.
Greenwood County will receive a $258,409 grant to construct a hangar at Greenwood County Airport.
Horry County will receive a $40,000 grant to design a fuel farm and access road at the Conway-Horry County Airport.
Kershaw County will receive an $858,800 grant to construct a taxiway at Woodward Field.
Lee County will receive a $39,000 grant to design a taxiway and paved apron at Lee County-Butters Field.
Lexington County will receive a $385,146 grant to install runway lighting at the Lexington County Pelion Airport.
Marlboro County will receive a $96,425 grant for land acquisition at the Marlboro County Jetport-H.E. Avant Field.
The City of Orangeburg will receive a $110,000 grant to expand the apron at Orangeburg Municipal Airport.
Pickens County will receive a $238,000 grant to design a new terminal building and to conduct a runway end survey at the Pickens County Airport.
Saluda County will receive a $63,650 grant to install a runway vertical/visual guidance system at the Saluda County Airport.
The City of Sumter will receive a $150,000 grant to construct a taxiway at Sumter Airport.
Williamsburg County will receive a $61,233 grant to improve the runway safety area at Williamsburg Regional Airport.
All grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.