Scottsboro airport unveils runway renovation results

FAA grants helped pay for most of the $800K project. (Source: WAFF)
FAA grants helped pay for most of the $800K project. (Source: WAFF)

SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - The runway at the Scottsboro Airport in Jackson county just received a major facelift, to the tune of nearly $1-million dollars.

Congressman Mo Brooks was at Tuesday's announcement, as officials from Jackson County and Scottsboro showed off the repaving of the runway.

A Federal Aviation Administration grant paid the bulk of the $800,000 price tag.

Officials said over the years the airport has grown and now plays a role in encouraging economic development to the area.

"A lot of times when we go to economic development projects, the first question you get asked is 'Where is your airport?,'" said Mayor Melton Potter. "One of the unique things about this airport is basically it's in the middle of town. So that's a plus."

Potter thanked the county commission for its help in paying the matching grant.

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