BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - State transportation officials say they
will give out $12.2 million in stimulus-funded grants to 10 Alabama
airports by Sept. 30, including $3.5 million to the Montgomery
Airport to resurface and improve lighting on its main runway.
John Eagerton IV, chief of the Aeronautics Bureau of the Alabama
Department of Transportation, said the projects were shovel-ready.
Stimulus-funded projects for runway rehabilitation or lighting
include Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, $580,000; Ashland/Lineville
Airport in Clay County, $762,209; Camden Municipal Airport, $1
million; Dauphin Island Airport, $750,000; Northeast Alabama
Regional Airport at Gadsden, $374,593; Northwest Alabama Regional
Airport at Muscle Shoals, $1.3 million; Vaiden Airport at Marion,
$1.2 million; George Downer Airport at Aliceville, $1.7 million.
A $1 million grant will be used to make improvements at the Mobile Regional Airport terminal.