Rogers airport to receive $5.8 million FAA grant

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The Rogers Executive Airport will receive $5.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen the airport’s runway at Carter Field.

The project includes a full-depth runway keel reconstruction, mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement, installation of pavement underdrains, crack repair, pavement grooving and rehabilitation of the runway lighting.

News of the grant came from a joint release from U.S. Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers.

“We have been working in concert with our partners at FAA for several years to bring this project to fruition,” said Rogers Executive Airport Manager David Krutsch. “We are very thankful to receive this grant, which will fund a much needed runway pavement and lighting rehabilitation project that will enhance safety and provide a structurally sound, durable runway designed to support our current and expected aircraft fleet mix.”