May 02 2008

Shelby Announces $150,000 for Dauphin Island

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Department of Transportation has awarded $150,000 to Dauphin Island, Alabama, to acquire land for a runway protection zone near the Dauphin Island Airport.

“Local airports serve as an important development tool for our state’s smaller rural communities and we must continue to expand and upgrade them to serve the growing demand,” said Shelby.  “Dauphin Island will use this funding to acquire land for a runway protection zone near the Dauphin Island Airport.  Acquiring a runway protection zone will ensure that the airport will be able to prevent congestion that may inhibit inbound aircraft approaches.”