AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field is getting millions of dollars from the Federal Aviation Administration to help extend and rehabilitate the airport’s taxiway.
The $14.7 million grant will fund 90 percent of the project’s cost. The remaining funding will come from the Georgia Department of Transportation and airport operating funds. The grant is the largest amount in the airport’s history.
In a press release from Augusta Regional Airport, Aviation Commission Chairman Cedric Johnson said, “We are extremely grateful for the FAA’s financial assistance and our congressional delegation’s support in obtaining this funding. We truly appreciate the dedicated and continued support our delegation, Mayor Davis, and the Augusta Commission has shown for projects at the Augusta Regional Airport.”
Georgia’s 12th District Representative Rick Allen said, “With exciting growth coming to the Augusta area, we are in the position to be one of, if not the most, important region in the country—and ensuring that our infrastructure is in top shape is imperative.”