Birmingham airport gets $4.6 million for improvements
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.