FAA awards Alabama $ 4.3 million for state airport infrastructure upgrades
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WIAT) – According to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Five airports in Alabama are receiving $ 4.3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for various upgrades, including l Mobile Downtown Airport.
“These five grants are important investments in the safety, efficiency and expansion of airports large and small in our state,” said Shelby, “local communities will be directly affected by these advancements, which will help improve quality. life of residents, increase tourism and stimulate development.
Grants were awarded to local Alabama airports in the amount of $ 4,300,365 for the following airport projects:
- Mobile city center airport, Mobile, Alabama – $ 1,330,515 to build, expand and improve security zones
- Montgomery-Dannelly Field Regional Airport, Montgomery, Alabama – $ 1,171,544 to rehabilitate an apron
- Bill Pugh Field Airport, Russellville, Alabama – $ 1,066,541 to rehabilitate a runway and its lighting
- Monroe County Aeroplex Airport, Monroeville, Alabama – $ 385,146 to acquire land to develop
- Bessemer Airport, Bessemer, Alabama – $ 346,619 to rehabilitate a traffic lane and its lighting
Each of these FAA grants is administered under the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (FY21), which was funded under the FY21 Annual Appropriation Program which was enacted in December.