- Associated Press - Sunday, June 29, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Tuscaloosa city officials are looking to upgrade the Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1maN1ZG ) city council’s finance committee voted to use money from a planned bond issue, anticipated savings from the refinancing of two other bonds and money the town of Vance is paying for a tract of land to finance a portion of the planned upgrades.

The Federal Aviation Administration inspected the airport’s secondary runway in March and officials said the striping and markings needed to be removed and replaced.

Tuscaloosa Department of Transportation Director Tera Tubbs says the runway can’t withstand the blasting process and will need to be milled, resurfaced and repainted.

The upgrades must be done by Dec. 31 or the airport could lose certification that allows it to handle commercial flights.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

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