The Dothan Airport control tower could be closed amid budget cuts. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday that more than 100 air traffic control towers with less than 150,000 flight operations annually may be closed down in order to meet the $1 billion budget cuts required by the federal sequester.
"We are beginning today discussions with our unions to likely close more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year," LaHood said.
The transportation department needs to cut about $1-billion of which about $600-million would come from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Other air traffic control towers in Alabama that could be shut down are Tuscaloosa and downtown Mobile.