That’s just part of more than $20 million in federal government funding being awarded to a number of airports, according to Senator Richard Shelby.
The funding, in the form of FAA grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation – will benefit five regional and municipal airports across Alabama with the Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport receiving a total of $5,552,000;
The others are as follows:
- Lanett Municipal Airport Lanett, Alabama – $8,100,000 for the extension of a runway
- Franklin Field Airport, at Union Springs, Alabama – $3,866,048 for construction of a runway
- Vaiden Field Airport located at Marion, Alabama – $2,262,634 for the continuation of construction on a parallel taxiway
- Scottsboro Municipal-Word Field Airport, Scottsboro, Alabama – $1,046,850 for the rehabilitation of an apron
Senator Shelby played a critical role in securing funding as chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which helps set funding levels.
The senator said “This FAA funding will significantly improve the functionality, safety, and efficiency of these airports,” adding “It’s vital that we continue to make important infrastructure investments in Alabama to ensure the growth of local communities and future economic success.”
Senator Shelby concluded by saying he looks forward to witnessing the positive impact that these aviation advancements will have on the state of Alabama.