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Shelby announces $7.7 million for Alabama regional airports

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WASHINGTON, D.C., (WSFA) - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a total of $7,655,565 to 34 regional airports in Alabama for infrastructure improvements.

"Investing in the infrastructure of Alabama's regional airports will not only provide the safest and most efficient transportation services for Alabamians, but also ensure that the area remains desirable for residents and businesses," said Shelby.  "This grant will provide funding to help Alabama's regional airports make improvements that are necessary to accommodate those traveling to, from, and through our great state."

Of the $7,655,565 awarded to Alabama, the following airports will receive funding:

Ashland/Lineville Airport

$75,000

to acquire land for a new terminal area and update the airport master plan study

Bessemer Airport

$177,318

to update the master plan study

Bibb County Airport

$75,000

to acquire land for approaches and rehabilitate the apron

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

$1,435,579

to acquire safety equipment and improve runway safety

Carl Folsom Airport

$155,192

to construct a fuel farm, a heliport/helipad, and improve airport drainage

Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee Regional Airport

$183,202

to improve the airport access road

Dauphin Island Airport

$535,745

to acquire land for approaches

Dothan Regional Airport

$457,362

to install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate the apron

Enterprise Municipal Airport

$113,830

for runway rehabilitation

Franklin Field Airport

$174,347

to conduct an environmental study, rehabilitate runway lighting, and install miscellaneous navigation aids

Gragg-Wade Field

$552,930

to acquire land for approaches

Greensboro Municipal Airport

$188,467

to acquire land for approaches and remove obstructions

Guntersville Municipal Airport

$266,190

for runway construction

H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport

$158,073

to design a new terminal area and address expansion needs

Hartselle-Morgan County Airport

$84,169

for runway rehabilitation

Isbell Field Airport

$121,942

for runway rehabilitation

Lawrence County Airport

$76,026

for runway rehabilitation

Marion County-Rankin Fite

$172,229

for construction of a fuel farm and to remove obstructions

Merkel Field Sylacauga Municipal Airport

$75,000

to install perimeter fencing and update the airport master plan study

Middleton Field Airport

$115,805

to acquire land for approaches

Monroe County Airport

$445,288

to acquire land for approaches and rehabilitate the runway and its lighting

Moton Field Municipal Airport

$362,931

for runway lighting rehabilitation

North Pickens Airport

$258,988

for construction of a taxiway

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

$99,346

to update the master plan study

Prattville-Grouby Field Airport

$424,370

to expand the airport apron

Pryor Field Regional Airport

$75,000

to construct a fuel farm

Roanoke Municipal Airport

$140,596

to install perimeter fencing and runway lighting

Robbins Field

$97,608

to install a runway vertical/visual guidance system and rehabilitate the runway

Russellville Municipal Airport

$141,365

to install perimeter fencing and rehabilitate the runway

Scottsboro Municipal-Word Field Airport

$45,600

to install an emergency generator for runway lighting

St. Clair County Airport

$81,700

to improve airport drainage

Talladega Municipal Airport

$75,000

for apron rehabilitation

Thomas C. Russell Field

$75,000

to rehabilitate runway lighting

Wetumpka Municipal Airport

$139,367

to improve airport drainage

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