U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation has increased funding for the land acquisition at the Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority from $444,962 to $4,047,500. This funding increase is necessary to complete the final phase of the airport’s runway extension, including additional land and funding the construction of the extension.
“A strong transportation infrastructure is critical to attracting new businesses and industry,” said Shelby. “As the Andalusia-Opp Airport experiences an increase in aviation demand, the extension of the runway at the Andalusia-Opp Airport is critical to ensuring that the airport has the infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of those traveling to, from and through south Alabama.”