U.S. Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, announced the Monroe Regional Airport will receive a $990,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The funds will be used to complete the final phase of construction of a new perimeter service road adjacent to the perimeter fence.

“The Monroe Regional Airport plays a critical role in the economic development of Northeast Louisiana’s hub city and the surrounding areas. The funding for this project will continue that mission of uplifting our region. I look forward to continuing my strong relationship with the city of Monroe, and together, we will keep bringing more federal dollars to the city for worthy projects such as this,” Abraham said.

The funds are part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program.

“We have done a tremendous amount of improvements to the airport, which includes a new terminal. We appreciate the support of the FAA and the congressional delegation for the ongoing funds for these capital improvements,” said Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo.