Several NEA airports get upgrade money

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman on Tuesday (June 6) announced that 15 Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions.

Several of those are located in NEA.

“Infrastructure investments are critical to growth and economic development. These funds will upgrade facilities across the state and to better serve the needs of Arkansas businesses and families,” members said in a press release.

The airports receiving funding are as follows:

  • Ash Flat: Sharp County Regional Airport will receive $134,370 to install navigation aids and rehabilitate airport beacons.
  • Benton: Saline County Regional Airport will receive $82,581 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
  • Berryville: Carroll County Airport will receive $168,983 to rehabilitate the runway.
  • Blytheville: Blytheville Municipal Airport will receive $172,800 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
  • Brinkley: Frank Federer Memorial Airport will receive $72,000 to rehabilitate the runway.
  • Carlisle: Carlisle Municipal Airport will receive $206,392 to install weather reporting equipment and rehabilitate the taxiway.
  • Clarendon: Clarendon Municipal Airport will receive $83,385 to install perimeter fencing.
  • Clarksville: Clarksville Municipal Airport will receive $332,526 to reconstruct runway lighting and install runway vertical/visual guidance system.
  • DeWitt: DeWitt Municipal Airport Whitcomb Field will receive $172,077 to rehabilitate the apron, runway and taxiway as well as conduct an aeronautical survey for a new Runway Area Navigation (RAV) approach.
  • Dumas: Billy Free Municipal Airport will receive $337,793 for taxiway construction.
  • Manila: Manila Municipal Airport will receive $297,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.
  • Melbourne: Melbourne Municipal- John E Miller Field Airport will receive $165,535 to construct a taxiway.
  • Piggott: Piggott Municipal Airport will receive $94,950 to install airport beacons.
  • Siloam Springs: Smith Field Airport will receive $208,265 to install runway vertical/visual guidance system and reconstruct perimeter fencing.
  • Springdale: Springdale Municipal Airport will receive $175,766 to reconstruct runway lighting and rehabilitate the runway.

 Press release from boozman.senate.gov


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