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Jones commends $25.9 million federal grant toward Alabama airport infrastructure improvement

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Sen. Doug Jones praised the U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday for awarding $25.9 million in federal grants to 21 airport infrastructure improvement projects in Alabama.

“Well maintained and accessible airports are critical to our state’s continued economic growth and they are key to helping our communities expand and thrive,” Jones said. “This $25.9 million round of grants is great news for communities all around the state of Alabama that will put these dollars to work to improve their local airport’s infrastructure and safety.”

The projects are located throughout the state, with four in north Alabama, 11 in central Alabama and six in south Alabama.

Below are a list of the airport infrastructure improvement projects and the amount of funds they will be receiving.

• Centre: $150,265 for Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport to Construct Taxiway
• Cullman: $1,543,500 for Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport to Reconstruct Taxiway
• Decatur: $1,150,000 for Pryor Field Regional Airport to Rehabilitate Runway
• Gadsden: $900,000 for Northeast Alabama Regional Airport to Improve Airport Drainage, Rehabilitate Taxiway
• Alabaster: $348,814 for Shelby County Airport to Construct Building
• Anniston: $150,000 for Anniston Regional Airport to Conduct Miscellaneous Study
• Ashland/Lineville: $497,488 for Ashland/Lineville Airport to Construct Apron and Taxiway
• Bessemer: $2,277,393 for Bessemer Airport to Rehabilitate Runway and Runway Lighting
• Birmingham: $10,395,000 for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to Acquire Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicle, Construct Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Building
• Birmingham: $1,080,000 for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to Conduct Environmental Study
• Centreville: $382,518 for Bibb County Airport to Rehabilitate Apron and Rehabilitate Runway
• Jasper: $1,108,500 for Walker County-Bevill Field Airport to Rehabilitate Runway Lighting
• Sylacauga: $1,948,542 for Merkel Field Sylacauga Municipal Airport to Rehabilitate Runway and Runway Lighting
• Talladega: $150,000 for Talladega Municipal Airport to Rehabilitate Taxiway
• Wetumpka: $244,727 for Wetumpka Municipal Airport to Construct Taxiway, Install Taxiway Lighting
• Abbeville: $197,053 for Abbeville Municipal Airport to Rehabilitate Runway
• Camden: $100,200 to Install Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System and Remove Obstructions
• Clayton: $281,341 for Clayton Municipal Airport to Rehabilitate Runway
• Fairhope: $325,000 for H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport to Expand Access Road
• Geneva: $310,500 for Geneva Municipal Airport to Rehabilitate Runway
• Mobile: $2,361,754 for Mobile Regional Airport to Rehabilitate Taxiway

 

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