Jackson airport awarded $22M for infrastructure projects

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The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has received $22 million in funding for key infrastructure projects at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN).

The funds were obtained through a collaborative effort with federal and state partners and utilizing JMAA Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).

“Receiving this funding is a significant milestone for JAN,” CEO Rosa M. Beckett stated. “It underscores our commitment to enhancing safety, efficiency, and compliance with FAA standards. These infrastructure improvements will benefit our passengers and airline partners and help JAN remain the leading airport in the region and the state.”

The allocated funding will be utilized to complete several significant projects at JAN, including the rehabilitation and construction of Taxiway Alpha and Taxiway Bravo.

JAN was also the recipient of over $18 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in late April to rehabilitate the existing taxiway lighting system and rehabilitate 4,800 feet of the existing taxiway pavement.

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Additional projects are set to include ancillary work in multiple runway areas, including the widening of runway shoulders and upgrades to critical lighting systems.

In 2023, JAN is projected to serve over a million passengers and handle 22 million pounds of air cargo.

The projects aim to bolster the infrastructural stability, efficiency, and safety of taxi and ground movement operations, which are essential aspects of modern airport functionality within the guidelines established by the FAA.

Construction on the projects is scheduled to commence in November and is anticipated to conclude by May 2025.

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