May 05 2008

Shelby Announces $444,962 for Andalusia-Opp Airport

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Department of Transportation has awarded $444,962 to the Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority to acquire land for a runway extension.

“In recent years, the Andalusia-Opp Airport has experienced an increase in aviation demand,” said Shelby.  “The Andalusia-Opp Airport Authority will use this funding to purchase land needed for a runway extension.  Extending the runway will allow the Andalusia-Opp Airport to meet the needs of the increased population traveling to, from, and through south Alabama.”