Federal grant money headed to area airports

Baldwin County

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — Critical for economic development, airports in southwest Alabama are getting federal grant money to improve runways, drainage and other improvements.

Foley Municipal Airport got one of the largest grants of almost 260 thousand dollars to build a taxiway. Jack Edwards in Gulf Shores will receive 150 thousand dollars for runway safety upgrades.

A total of 100 thousand dollars will go to Bay Minette’s airport. Mobile Regional awarded 1.1 million dollars while Dauphin Island has been granted almost 150 thousand dollars for runway work.

Airports in Atmore and Brewton also awarded a total of 400 thousand dollars and the Monroe County Aeroplex will receive half a million dollars for runway improvements.

In all, eight airports in three counties will split the more than 2.6 million dollars in federal transportation grant money.

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