MONROE, La. (AP) — The city of Monroe is seeking almost $20 million in federal and state funds to conduct a number of capital improvement projects at the Monroe Regional Airport over the next five years.

The News-Star reports city council signed off on the request Wednesday during a special meeting.

Each year the city puts in a request for federal and state funding for capital improvement projects at the airport.

Airport manager Ron Phillips said the airport typically receives about $4.3 million each year from the state and FAA.

Projects airport officials hope to tackle over the next five years include taxiway rehabilitation, runway extensions, work on aviation hangars, drainage improvement projects and security fencing restoration.