Arkansas' Congressional delegation announced that 5 airports in state will receive a combined $1.6 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants for new construction and improvement at their facilities.
The announcement come on the heels of a nearly $6 million federal grant to help relocate the Conway Municipal Airport. The existing airport has a short runway and was located near a residential section of town.
There have been recent fatal accidents tied to the airport's location. The $6 million will aid in a $30 million new airport planned west of Conway.
Airports receiving funding from the $1.6 million appropriation are:
Carlisle- Carlisle Municipal Airport: The city of Carlisle will receive $157,500 to rehabilitate the runway at Carlisle Municipal Airport.
Clarksville Municipal Airport: The city of Clarksville will receive $545,835 to construct a taxiway at Clarksville Municipal Airport. The taxiway will eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.
Pine Bluff- Grider Field Airport: The city of Pine Bluff will receive $254,034 to rehabilitate the existing taxiway at Grider Field Airport. The existing taxiway has reached the end of its useful life.
Rogers- Rogers Municipal-Carter Field: The city of Rogers will receive $141,300 to rehabilitate the taxiway at Rogers Municipal-Carter Field that has reached the end of its useful life.
Warren- Warren Municipal Airport: The city of Warren will receive $545,835 to construct a taxiway at the Warren Municipal Airport. The taxiway will eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.