Johnson Announces $2.2 Million Federal Grant for Natchitoches Airport

WASHINGTON— United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the City of Natchitoches will receive $2,222,222 to make structural improvements to the Natchitoches Regional Airport.

“This grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will allow the City of Natchitoches to reconstruct 4,000 feet of existing runway pavement,” Johnson said. “I’m grateful for this investment, which will ensure the continued safety of airport passengers and allow city officials to make proactive improvements to runway infrastructure.”

Background: This grant provides funds for the reconstruction of 4,000 feet of existing runway pavement that has reached the end of its use. The grant funds the final phase of this rehabilitation project.


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5 thoughts on “Johnson Announces $2.2 Million Federal Grant for Natchitoches Airport

  1. Didn’t this guy vote against the legislation that authorized and funded this grant? Now he is taking credit for it? You can’t have it both ways.

    It reminds me of the old saying, “the definition of wasteful spending is spending that occurs in someone else’s district.”

    Has Rep. Johnson authored a single piece of substantial legislation that has passed since he was elected to Congress? I have no idea what he has accomplished for our area. And claiming credit for projects that he voted against does not count.

  2. Is this more money or are you just announcing the same thing every few weeks? I suspect you are and for once I agree with Mike Casey.

  3. That’s fine but how about something to pave some roads in the parish? To be honest I don’t know how many people travel those runways everyday compared to the parish?

    • If you go back to prior information $2.2M won’t get you very far in paving parish roads, in this case that same $2.2M might get you around 2-3 miles of roads and there are hundreds of miles of roads that would not benefit at all. We probably need in excess of $3M PER YEAR just to rehab what we have and no one wants to pay for it.

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