Shelby: FAA awards $ 4.5 million to Alabama for modernization of airport infrastructure – Press releases
WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Today announced that three local airports in Alabama will benefit from more than $ 4.5 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Funding was provided by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for various airport upgrades to support infrastructure construction and safety advancements.
“I am proud that Alabama is receiving federal funding that will make significant improvements to these three local state airports,” said Senator Shelby. “These $ 4.5 million in FAA grants will enable advancements in infrastructure that will help promote economic development and benefit our aviation industry for years to come.”
Each of these FAA grants are administered under the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) (FY21), which was funded as part of the promulgated FY21 Annual Credit Envelope. in December 2020.
The seven grants were awarded to three local airports in Alabama, in the amount of $ 4,505,710 for the following airport projects:
- Southern Alabama-Bill Benton Field Regional Airport, Andalucía, Alabama – $ 2,100,000 to build, expand and improve a safety zone
- Jérémie Denton Airport, Dauphin Island, Alabama – $ 1,350,000 for Phase I of a security zone construction, extension and improvement project
- Jérémie Denton Airport, Dauphin Island, Alabama – $ 450,000 for phase II of a safety zone construction, extension and improvement project
- Thomas C Russell Field Airport, Alexander City, Alabama – $ 420,930 to rebuild trail lighting
- Thomas C Russell Field Airport, Alexander City, Alabama – $ 120,780 to install traffic lane lighting
- Thomas C Russell Field Airport, Alexander City, Alabama – $ 45,000 to install vertical and visual runway guidance system
- Thomas C Russell Field Airport, Alexander City, Alabama – $ 19,000 to install various navigation aids