CORINTH – Roscoe Turner Airport has received a $635,920 grant to remove tree obstructions and install 608 feet of airfield drainage.
The grant was among more than $13.39 million in improvement grants issues by the U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.
It's the third round of grants since June announced by U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss.
Corinth was the only airport in Northeast Mississippi to receive a grant this round. In the two earlier grant announcements, 30 airports across the state shared nearly $10.5 million.
Also, Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus got $1 million to expand the building to 44,832 square feet, acquire new air traffic control tower equipment, procure safety equipment, procure safety equipment and rehabilitate the airport water supply line.