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ALDOT announces state grants for two municipal airports

ALDOT has awarded more than $300,000 in state funding to two municipal airports.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation announced Friday it has awarded over $300,000 in state funding to two municipal airports for improvements.

The Bay Minette Municipal Airport Authority in Baldwin County will receive $226,127 for pavement maintenance to the northwest apron of the airport. The City of Fort Payne in DeKalb County will receive $106,709 for concrete pavement improvements for taxiways at Isbell Field.

Bay Minette Municipal Airport Authority will provide $75,376.00 in matching local funds for a total value project of $301,503.00.  The City of Fort Payne will provide $35,570.00 in matching local funds for a total value project of $142,279.00.

These grants are made possible through ALDOT’s Alabama Airport Improvement Funding Program. Through the program, ALDOT can provide financial assistance and other engineering or technical services to airport owners regarding the acquisition, construction, expansion, maintenance, or operation of public airport facilities.  ALDOT anticipates the award of approximately $8 million in state funds to Alabama’s various local airports during the 2024 fiscal year.

For more information about the Alabama Airport Improvement Funding Program, visit the program’s dedicated webpage at https://www.dot.state.al.us/publications/Aero/grantsFunding.html.

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