Feb 11 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES $800,000 FOR NEW CENTRE-PIEDMONT CHEROKEE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT

WASHINGTON, D. C.--- U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the City of Centre will receive $800,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the new Centre-Piedmont Cherokee County Regional Airport.

Senator Shelby said, “I am pleased to make this announcement for the Cherokee County Regional Airport. These funds will be used for phase III construction at the new airport, which will include construction of an access road and paving of a runway. This new airport will help accommodate increased air travel into this area. I was pleased to play a role in securing these funds so the airport may continue its work.”

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

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