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Columbus Airport receives $3.5 million in funding

Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced that the Columbus Metropolitan Airport in Columbus, Ga., will receive a $3.5 million grant for needed improvements.

"This funding will ensure the continued improvement of the Columbus Metropolitan Airport and aid in the safety and security of all patrons," said Isakson.

"I know that continued improvement of this airport is certainly welcome news for those traveling to and from Columbus," said Chambliss.  "I'm pleased the Columbus Metropolitan Airport was successful in securing this funding to upgrade their infrastructure."

Specifically, the funding includes the redesign of the width of Taxiway C to meet current standards, as well as reconstruction of a portion of Taxiway C at a new width and in a new location. The grant will also facilitate a Wildlife Hazard Assessment to identify and assess the wildlife species at the airport.

The grant will be distributed through the Federal Aviation Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

Source: Isakson Press Office, Chambliss Press Office

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