FAA grants $12 million for Alabama airport upgrades

The tower at Huntsville International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $12.28 million to Alabama airports for infrastructure upgrades, safety advances, equipment and land acquisition.

“This $12.28 million in FAA grant funding will improve airports — both large and small — throughout Alabama, paving the way for growth and increased investment in rural areas,” said Sen. Richard Shelby in announcing the grants. “Airport infrastructure impacts overall economic success, and as a result of this funding, twelve of Alabama’s airports will receive the upgrades and advances needed to continue serving communities and driving development.”

Almost half the money, $4.6 million, goes to Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field to rehabilitate an access road, taxiway and terminal building and to improve the taxiway surface.

Other airports receiving funding are:

  • Albertville Regional Airport-Thomas J Brumlik Field — $585,965 to reconstruct a taxi lane and taxiway.
  • Brewton Municipal Airport — $283,520 to seal apron and taxiway pavement surface and joints.
  • Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field — $4 million to reconstruct a runway and runway lighting, and $180,000 to install weather reporting equipment.
  • Jeremiah Denton Airport on Dauphin Island — $115,555 to rehabilitate a runway.
  • Foley Municipal Airport — $472,222 to seal runway and taxiway surface and pavement joints.
  • Isbell Field Airport in Fort Payne — $902,388 to rehabilitate an apron.
  • Geneva Municipal Airport — $264,935 to seal apron pavement surface and joints and update the airport’s master plan.
  • Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport in Greenville — $388,888 to shift or reconfigure existing taxiway.
  • Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores — $166,666 to seal apron and taxiway pavement and joints.
  • Posey Field Airport in Haleyville — $187,004 to install perimeter fencing.
  • Franklin Field Airport in Union Springs — $166,666 to acquire land for development.

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