Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Congresswoman Sewell Announces $ 4,565,580 in Funding for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Jun 29, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) announced that $4,565,580 was awarded to the Birmingham Airport Authority to improve two of the airport’s terminals at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“This funding will improve the current facilities and enhance safety at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport,” said Rep. Sewell. “This funding opportunity will create jobs and ensure the safety of passengers. These are the types of funding opportunities that will make our 7th Congressional District stronger.”

"We are grateful to Congresswoman Sewell and our congressional delegation for taking a strong interest in the projects that are being undertaken at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport," said Al Denson, President and CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority. "This grant will enable us to continue Phase 2 of taxiway A rehabilitation and to construct terminal apron pavement for aircraft using future concourses A and B."

According to the project description, the project will improve safety at the airport by constructing terminal apron pavement for aircraft using concourses A and B. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is a small-hub primary airport associated with Birmingham, Alabama.


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