No city in Alabama is growing faster than Huntsville, which is predicted to be the state’s largest city within five years. So it’s welcome news that $10.4 million in U.S. Department of Transportation money will soon be flowing to the Rocket City’s airport to improve infrastructure.
The announcement was made Monday by the office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Alabama. In all, six airports in the state will receive a total of $14,344,107 in Federal Aviation Administration grants ranging from $10,426,057 for Huntsville International Airport to $59,290 for Florala Municipal Airport.
- Huntsville International Airport in Huntsville is receiving $10,426,057 in grant funding to rehabilitate a runway and an apron, to reconstruct taxiway lighting and airfield guidance signs and to rehabilitate and construct a taxiway.
- Chilton County Airport in Clanton is receiving $1,905,492 in grant funding to extend the airport’s runway.
- Enterprise Municipal Airport is receiving $1,460,000 in grant funding for the construction of a taxiway and the reconstruction of an apron.
- Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores is receiving $403,470 in grant funding to rehabilitate lighting on an airport taxiway.
- Lanett Municipal Airport is receiving $89,798 in grant funding for an updated master plan study to determine the long-term development plans for the airport.
- Florala Municipal Airport is receiving $59,290 in grant funding for an updated master plan study and the rehabilitation of an airport runway.