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Rep. Graves Announces a $2.2 Million Federal Grant for the False River Regional Airport

July 16, 2018
Press Release


Washington DC – Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced a $2.2 million federal grant for the False River Regional Airport today. The funding will go toward a project to rehabilitate 5,000 feet of runway and taxiway at the facility.


“This is big news for the New Roads community, Pointe Coupee and for the entire region,” said Graves. “These enhancements will help attract additional general aviation traffic to New Roads, support the airport’s growth and increase its positive economic impact on the whole parish. We’ll continue working alongside Yvonne, the Commission, Mayor Daisy and other parish leaders to ensure the flying public can continue to access safe and well-maintained services and facilities.”


The False River Regional Airport (HZR) is owned by Pointe Coupee Parish and the City of New Roads and is operated by the False River Air Park Commission and Airport Manager/Director Yvonne Chenevert. The airport has progressively grown with assistance from the Federal Aviation Administration, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Parish of Pointe Coupee, City of New Roads, and other entities.