FAA awards Alabama $ 12.28 million for airport upgrades
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby on Wednesday announced that 12 local airports statewide would benefit from more than $ 12.28 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Funding was provided by the US Department of Transportation for various airport upgrades to support infrastructure construction, safety advancements, and the acquisition of equipment and land.
“These $ 12.28 million in FAA grants will improve airports – large and small – across Alabama, paving the way for growth and increased investment in rural areas,” he said. Shelby said. “Airport infrastructure has an impact on overall economic success and, with this funding, twelve airports in Alabama will receive the upgrades and advancements needed to continue serving communities and fostering development.
A total of 13 grants were awarded to local airports in Alabama, amounting to $ 12,281,867 for the following airport projects:
- Albertville-Thomas J Brumlik Field Regional Airport, Albertville, Alabama – $ 585,965 to rebuild a taxi and taxiway
- Brewton Municipal Airport, Brewton, Alabama – $ 283,520 to seal the pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal the pavement surface and pavement joints of the taxiway
- Cullman-Folsom Field Regional Airport, Cullman, Alabama – $ 180,000 to install weather monitoring equipment
- Cullman-Folsom Field Regional Airport, Cullman, Alabama – $ 4,000,000 to rebuild runway and runway lighting
- Jeremiah Denton Airport, Dauphin Island, Alabama – $ 115,555 to rehabilitate a runway
- Foley Municipal Airport, Foley, Alabama – $ 472,222 to seal the pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal the pavement and roadway joints of the taxiway
- Isbell Field Airport, Fort Payne, Alabama – $ 902,388 to rehabilitate an apron
- Geneva Municipal Airport, Geneva, Alabama – $ 264,935 to seal the apron surface and pavement joints and update the airport master plan
- MacCrenshaw Memorial Airport, Greenville, Alabama – $ 388,888 to relocate or reconfigure existing taxiway
- Jack Edwards National Airport, Gulf Shores, Alabama – $ 166,666 to seal the pavement surface and pavement joints and to seal the pavement and taxiway pavement joints
- Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, Alabama – $ 187,004 to install perimeter fencing
- Huntsville-Carl T Jones Field International Airport, Huntsville, Alabama – $ 4,568,058 to rehabilitate access road, taxiway and terminal; to seal the roadway surface of the traffic lane and the roadway joints; and to conduct or update a study
- Franklin Field Airport, Union Springs, Alabama – $ 166,666 to acquire land for development
Each of the FAA grants is administered under the Fiscal Year 2021 Airport Improvement Program, which was funded as part of the annual appropriation envelope that was enacted in December.