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).