The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will receive $5.9 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.
The grant money will be used to fund phase 2 of the reconstruction project that will improve 2,500 feet of the existing Taxiway A pavement that has reached the end of its useful life.
News of the grant came from a joint press release from U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock.
“Air travel is a vital part of our nation’s transportation infrastructure and it helps spur economic activity and growth,” Boozman said in the statement. “I am pleased that these funds will be used to upgrade part of the airport’s taxiway. This project will help Clinton National Airport continue to offer a high quality travel option that can connect travelers from Arkansas and beyond to the rest of the country.”
“The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission is committed to providing a safe and modernized airfield,” said Ronald Mathieu, airport director. “We are extremely appreciative of this grant that will fund significant upgrades to accommodate larger cargo aircraft, which are frequently diverted to our airport.”