NEW: 9 Alabama airports to receive $17.8M grant for improvements

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New improvements are taking flight. (Unsplash)

Several Alabama airports are about to soar to new heights. Senator Richard Shelby announced that nine local airports across the state will receive $17.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding. Read on for more details.

Improvements for Alabama airports

This $17.8 million project is awarded by the US Department of Transportation. These grants are designated for various improvements and advances to local airport infrastructure.

The grants are part of the 2022 Airport Improvement Program, which was funded in the recent 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

“Alabama’s local and regional airports play a significant role in our state’s economy, and I am proud that FAA sees the value in supporting them. These improvements will go a long way toward increasing travel to and from Alabama and the overall safety of these airports. This investment stands to benefit several communities in Alabama, and I look forward to witnessing the growth and success of each of them.”

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Which airports will receive funding?

The 10 FAA grants were awarded to nine local airports in Alabama:

  • Mobile International Airport, Mobile: $6,762,732 to reconstruct an apron
  • Mobile International Airport, Mobile: $940,000 to improve airport drainage and erosion control
  • Tuscaloosa National Airport, Tuscaloosa: $4,213,116 to reconstruct an apron
  • Auburn University Regional Airport, Auburn: $2,533,041 to construct, extend and improve a safety area
  • Prattville Airport-Grouby Field, Prattville: $1,425,182 to reconstruct an apron
  • Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne: $829,227 to reconstruct a taxi lane
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, Birmingham: $456,716 to rehabilitate an apron
  • Chilton County Airport, Clanton: $261,736 to extend a runway
  • Abbeville Municipal Airport, Abbeville: $236,700 to extend a runway
  • Enterprise Municipal Airport, Enterprise: $160,000 to extend a runway

We’re looking forward to seeing how this funding helps improve our local airports.

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Gabby Gervais
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