Thursday, June 8, 2023

University-Oxford Airport to Receive $165,719 Grant from FAA

The University-Oxford airport serves Oxford and surrounding communities. Photo courtesy of Ole Miss.

University-Oxford airport is receiving a $165,719 grant from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to help fund airport improvement projects. The announcement came Monday after Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith awarded the grants to several airports in Mississippi.  
Mac McManus, airport manager at University-Oxford airport, said the funding will be used to replace and repair the concrete around the hangar area.
“We will begin the project in the spring of 2019,” he said. 
Sen. Hyde-Smith said air service is an important asset for rural communities in Mississippi. 
“I’m pleased the FAA is prioritizing airport improvement funding for small and rural airports,” she said. “These grants will help local officials undertake airport infrastructure improvements to support safe and efficient operations.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $677 million in infrastructure grants to 214 airports in 43 states. Mississippi airports—including Okolona, Oxford, Philadelphia, Picayune, Ripley, Vicksburg, West Point, Wiggins and Yazoo City—are receiving a total $2.4 million to aid in various projects. 

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