Andalusia-Opp Airport Upgrades

Growth appears to be sky high for one airport in the Wiregrass:

Andalusia-Opp Airport officials have learned they'll soon receive a $44,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The grant will fund property appraisals, surveys and other work to extend the 1,000 foot runway to 6,000 feet.

In order to do the extension, the airport authority will have to buy 100 acres of land on the east end of the facility.

State officials say the airport has received nearly 50-million dollars in federal and state grants since 1988.