Reconstructed Runway Opens

The City of Tuscaloosa held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the Elevate Tuscaloosa improvements to the Tuscaloosa National Airport runway. The runway, which was constructed over 50 years ago, was repaved in 1995 and repaired in 2009. Runway improvements include repaving, rebuilding the structure, removing existing asphalt, creating a soil-cement base and placing new asphalt surface material. Additionally, runway end identifier lights have been installed.

Runway improvements allow the airport to accommodate the current air traffic and cargo, as well as potential future commercial air services.

Learn more about the Tuscaloosa National Airport runway improvements here.