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Huntsville, Scottsboro airports receive federal grants for infrastructure upgrades

Eight Alabama airports, share more than $8.2 million in FAA improvement grants.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Executive Airport and Scottsboro Municipal Airport are two of eight Alabama airports sharing more than $8.2 million dollars in FAA improvement grants.

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced the funding, which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for various airport improvements including infrastructure construction, safety advances, and equipment and land acquisition.  

 The eight recipients are:

  • Evergreen Regional Airport-Middleton Field, Evergreen, Alabama – $743,933 to rehabilitate a taxiway
  • H.L. (Sonny) Callahan Airport, Fairhope, Alabama – $150,000 to acquire land for development
  • Huntsville Executive Airport-Tom Sharp Jr. Field, Huntsville, Alabama – $1,786,598 to conduct an airport-related environmental study and rehabilitate a runway
  • Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, Alabama – $4,844,123 to rehabilitate an apron
  • Robbins Field Airport, Oneonta, Alabama – $85,469 to conduct an airport related environmental study and improve drainage and erosion control
  • Scottsboro Municipal Airport-Word Field, Scottsboro, Alabama – $94,906 to acquire land for development
  • Shelby County Airport, Alabaster, Alabama – $401,186 to construct, modify, improve, and rehabilitate a hangar
  • Wetumpka Municipal Airport, Wetumpka, Alabama – $189,851 to mark, light, and remove an obstruction and acquire easement for approaches

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Shelby said, "I am proud our state is receiving $8.29 million in FAA grant funding to advance airport infrastructure throughout Alabama. These grants are important investments in the safety, security, and growth of our local airports, which contribute to the state’s overall economic success. The improvements will support rural development and the quality of travel in Alabama. I look forward to their implementation and lasting benefits.” 

The total dollar amount awarded is $8,296,066.

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