Feb 11 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR GRAGG-WADE FIELD IN CHILTON COUNTY

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that Chilton County will receive $150,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements at Gragg-Wade Field in Clanton, AL.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to make this announcement for Gragg-Wade Field. These funds will be used for land acquisition for existing and future runway protection zones in order to meet FAA design standards. These improvements will also increase safety of operations at the airport.”

This funding, which was secured in the federal appropriations process, will be administered through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).