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Vicksburg getting $170K in Federal Aviation Administration funds for airport improvements


VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The city of Vicksburg is getting more than $170,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements to the Vicksburg Municipal Airport.

The Vicksburg Post reports ( ) that the city has awarded a $54,221 contract to Killen Electric Inc. to install the precision approach path indicator and another one for $142,185 to Look's Great Service Inc. to clear the woods from the north end of the runway.

The federal money will cover 90 percent of the contract. The Mississippi Department of Transportation is paying half of the local match, or $9,820. The city will provide the rest.

City officials dropped a proposal to close the airport in favor of Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, Louisiana, which is jointly owned by the city; Warren County; Madison Parish and Tallulah in Louisiana.

Information from: The Vicksburg Post,

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