WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $500,000 to the Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles to replace the exterior metal panel rainscreen of the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT).
This upgrade will protect the base of the control tower and its electrical equipment from heavy rains and prevent water intrusions during storm conditions. The Chennault International Airport serves the needs of civilian and military aircraft from around the world and is also home to non-aerospace military, manufacturing, and service businesses.
The funding is provided through the Airport Terminal Program (ATP), which is authorized through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“While I opposed the Infrastructure Bill in its totality as a matter of principle, some of the proposals within the bill were solid. Ultimately, the bill became law, and the funding has been allocated. We continue to advocate for the advancement of Louisiana projects,” said Congressman Higgins. “This grant funding provides the state with much-needed resources to upgrade its facilities so that we can continue to serve our communities and our nation’s military.”