Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- 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.
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.