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MidAmerica Airport gets $6M grant for security, infrastructure improvements

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, was awarded a grant worth nearly $6.5 million to improve safety and security infrastructure at the airport.



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The grant, which was awarded through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, will be used to nearly double the size of the terminal. The expansion will include a standard TSA screening area, two new boarding bridges and a nursing room.

The upgrade will also provide ADA enhancements for passengers with disabilities, an expanded departure lounge and more room for a concession area.

The airport’s director said the improvements come at a good time, as the airport has seen a large increase in passengers over the last five years.

“Passengers have grown from 63,000 total passengers in 2015 to over 300,000 total passengers in 2019, and given our focus on serving the leisure travel market, we fully expect to get back on

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