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Airport gets grant for runway project

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Leader file photo - The Ruston Regional Airport will get an approximately $250,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant for the planning phase of a runway extension project.

The Ruston Regional Airport will get an approximately $250,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant for the planning phase of a runway extension project.

Receipt of the grant was announced Wednesday by 5th District Congressman Ralph Abraham.

“Healthy airports play a huge role in the economic development of our cities and towns in rural Louisiana. Ruston is growing at a remarkable rate, and extending the runway will help the airport keep up with that progress,” Abraham said.

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