Campaign News
June 29, 2011

Birmingham airport gets $4.6 million for improvements

Stan Diel   ·  The Birmingham News   ·  Link to Article

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been awarded $4.6 million in federal funds for improvements, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, announced today.

The U.S. Department of Transportation funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration and will allow the continued rehabilitation of the airport's taxiway A and the construction of an apron for aircraft using the future concourses A and B.

The airport currently is undergoing a $201 million terminal renovation, which is funded separately.

Al Denson, president and CEO of the Birmingham Airport Authority, credited Sewell with taking a strong interest in airport improvement projects.

Sewell, in a prepared statement, said the project will enhance safety at the airport and help create jobs.

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