Jul 06 2004

Graham Announces $4.8 Million for South Carolina Airports

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina airports will receive $4.8 million in federal grants for improvements. Bamberg County Airport Bamberg County will receive $233,344 for the construction of a partial parallel taxiway. Beaufort County Airport Beaufort County will receive $66,500 for the installation of a runway vertical/visual guidance system, and the installation of a supplemental wind indicator. Chester Municipal Airport Chester County Airport Commission will receive $1,425,000 for runway rehabilitation. Columbia Owens Downtown Airport Richland County will receive $150,000 for continued construction of a new terminal building. Conway-Horry County Airport Horry County will receive $150,000 for the installation of perimeter fencing. Florence Regional Airport The Pee Dee Regional Airport Authority will receive $120,000 to install runway lighting. Greenwood County Airport Greenwood County will receive $128,250 for runway rehabilitation, and to design taxiway rehabilitation. Hartsville Regional Airport The city of Hartsville will receive $60,000 to remove obstructions in the Runway 21 approach area. Lancaster County-McWhirter Field Lancaster County will receive $96,767 to improve the runway safety area, and to design the installation of an Automated Weather Observation System. Orangeburg Municipal Airport The city of Orangeburg will receive $90,000 to design an expansion to the apron, and for the installation of weather reporting equipment. Robert F. Swinnie Airport Georgetown County will receive $1,212,955 to rehabilitate the runway and improve runway safety areas. Rock Hill/York County/Bryant Field The city of Rock Hill will receive $150,000 to acquire land for development, design an expansion of the apron, and conduct a feasibility study for a proposed extension to the runway. St. George Airport Dorchester County will receive $54,000 for runway and apron rehabilitation design. Saluda County Airport Saluda County will receive $76,950 to acquire easements for approaches, and to support the design phase of a proposed runway, apron, and taxiway rehabilitation project. Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport The city of Spartanburg will receive $183,633 to install taxiway lighting. Summerville Airport Dorchester County will receive $546,000 to design and construct taxi lanes to hangar facilities. State of South Carolina South Carolina will receive $118,360 for obstruction mapping, specialized photography, and airport safety inspections at various airports throughout the state. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. ####