The FAA has awarded a $13.1 million contract to the Carmon
Construction Co. of Albertville, AL to construct a new 246-foot
tall air traffic control tower at Huntsville International Airport
The new complex will include the control tower and a
10,000-square-foot administrative and operational base building. It
will be located in the middle of the airfield between the two
runways, 3,000 feet south of the airport terminal.
The new tower is necessary to accommodate future growth at the
airport. The tower will give air traffic controllers unobstructed
views of the entire airfield. Construction will begin in November,
and the FAA expects to occupy the building in 2008.