Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell Announces $1.8 Million in Funding for Demopolis Municipal Airport

Apr 20, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) announced that $1.8 million was awarded to the Demopolis Municipal Airport in Alabama to update and rehabilitate the existing runways at Demopolis Municipal Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“This funding will improve the existing runways and enhance safety at Demopolis Municipal Airport, which will allow them to manage more traffic and attract new businesses,” said Rep. Sewell. “When new businesses are attracted, jobs are created and more goods are transported across the country. These are the types of funding opportunities that will make the State of Alabama and the 7th Congressional District stronger.”

“We are excited that this grant will allow us to resurface our primary runway and help to ensure that the Demopolis Municipal Airport is in good shape through the next decade,” said Airport Manager Julian Sawyer. “These upgrades and improvements will help the Demopolis Intermodal Complex and the Airport Industrial Park have access to the support facilities they need. Moving forward, we are confident that the Demopolis Airport will be able to increase business and serve more customers.”  

 “We would like to express our gratitude to Congresswoman Sewell for her continued support,” said Demopolis Mayor J. Michael Grayson. “This funding is important to the citizens of Demopolis and surrounding communities. We look forward to the opportunities that this grant will create for this city, county and state.”

According to the project description, this grant will help rehabilitate existing distressed runway pavement and remove obstructions in runway approach and transitional surfaces.

The Demopolis Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport located six miles southwest of the central business district of Demopolis, a city in Marengo County, Alabama.

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