Feb 22 2005

Graham Announces $4.4 Million in Airport Grants for Charleston and Florence

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced airport grants for Charleston and Florence. Charleston: Charleston Executive will receive $2,173,250 to rehabilitate runways, conduct an airport master plan study, and expand an apron. The master plan will help the airport identify future development needs and associated capital costs. The funds will also allow for the expansion of an existing aircraft parking apron to accommodate current demand at the airport and rehabilitates existing Runways 9/27 and 4/22 surfaces because they are in poor condition and are in need of repair. Florence: Florence Regional will receive $2,302,188 to assist in rehabilitating an airport apron and runway in addition to acquiring a handicapped passenger lift. The aircraft loading device for handicapped passengers will help ensure the airport is in compliance with the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986. Funds will also be used to rehabilitate Runway 1/19 pavement which is in poor condition in areas. #####