Mar 02 2006

Graham and DeMint Announce $13.9 Million for South Carolina Airports

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced more than $13.9 million for seventeen airports throughout South Carolina. These funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to both major and general aviation airports following application submissions by the individual airports. “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.” "This funding is a clear indication that the FAA sees the worthiness of these important projects throughout South Carolina in the midst of a very competitive environment nationally for funds," said Senator DeMint. Aiken The City of Aiken will receive $403,750 for rehabilitation of the apron at Aiken Municipal Airport. Allendale Allendale County will receive $150,000 to install taxiway lighting at Allendale County Airport. Charleston Charleston County Aviation Authority will receive $3.8 million for apron expansion at Charleston Executive Airport, $2 million for improvements to the access road at Charleston AFB/International, and $1,391,750 replace runway and taxiway lighting, and expand the aircraft parking apron at East Cooper Airport. Columbia The Richland/Lexington Airport Commission will receive $3,045,424 for apron rehabilitation at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Richland County will receive $150,000 to help pay for the construction of a new terminal at Columbia Owens Downtown Airport. Darlington Darlington County will receive $92,245 to rehabilitate a runway and design an expansion to the existing apron at the Darlington County Jetport. Greenville The City of Greenville will receive $775,000 for apron rehabilitation at Greenville Downtown Airport. Greenwood Greenwood County will receive $150,000 for hangar construction at Greenwood County Airport. Hartsville Hartsville will receive $110,675 to install perimeter fencing at Hartsville Regional Airport. Horry Horry County will receive $384,500 to acquire land within and adjacent to the runway protection zone and to remove obstructions from the approach path at Twin City Airport. Kershaw Kershaw County will receive $811,300 for taxiway construction at Woodward Field. Lee Lee County will receive $184,557 for runway extension at Lee County Airport. Marlboro Marlboro County will receive $213,750 to install taxiway lighting and design a taxiway rehabilitation plan at Marlboro County Jetport. Saluda Saluda County will receive $150,000 to install new runway lighting and remove obstructions from the approach path at Saluda County Airport. Walterboro Walterboro will receive $142,073 to design a new taxiway at Lowcountry Regional Airport. ####