Higgins Announces $10.5M for Lafayette Regional Airport
LAFAYETTE, LA - Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that the Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $10,526,064 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The grant will be used to finance taxiway improvements.
In 2018, Congress provided the Federal Aviation Administration's AIP with additional funding, enabling the Secretary of Transportation to issue grants for selected, authorized projects. The Lafayette Regional Airport is one of only two Louisiana airports that will receive AIP supplemental funding this year.
Congressman Higgins released the following statement:
“This is a hard-fought investment in South Louisiana’s infrastructure. With a new terminal under construction and airfield improvements on the way, Lafayette Regional is one of the fastest growing airports in Louisiana. These enhancements will generate new commercial activity, greater travel and tourism, and more economic growth in Acadiana.”