Rogers airport to get $3.3 million FAA grant

by The City Wire staff ( 5 views 

The Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport will receive a $3.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue rehabilitation of the airport’s apron. The work will include more than 230,000 square feet of new pavement.

The announcement came from the offices of U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and John Boozman, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers.

“Over the past few years, we’ve seen incredible population and job growth in Northwest Arkansas,” Pryor said in the statement. “These resources will allow Rogers to meet the demands of a rapidly growing region while ensuring that the airport can continue to deliver passengers and cargo safely to and from the airport.”

“The airport in Rogers plays a critical role in the economic growth of Northwest Arkansas. It’s necessary that the transportation infrastructure meets the needs of region’s booming business activity so we can continue to benefit from development and commerce,” Boozman said.

“As more and more people make Northwest Arkansas their home for their families and businesses, we must ensure our transportation infrastructure keeps pace and can support our growing population. This grant will enable the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport to make necessary upgrades to meet the demands of the region, allowing both our population and our economy to continue to grow,” said Womack.