Jonesboro to receive $5 million for airport upgrade

The City of Jonesboro is set to receive $5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for an extension of the Jonesboro Airport runway, Mayor Harold Copenhaver announced Thursday.

Copenhaver and the City of Jonesboro worked with U.S. Sen. John Boozman and his office to secure funding for the runway extension.

The funding was included in the end-of-year spending package passed by Senate on Thursday and is expected to be approved the House of Representatives by Friday’s deadline. President Biden is expected to sign it into law.

This project, spearheaded by Copenhaver and the City of Jonesboro, and the mayor thanks Sen. Boozman and his staff for their diligence in helping obtain these resources.

“I would like to thank Sen. Boozman and his staff, for this could not have happened without their work,” Copenhaver said. “We look forward to working with our entire DC delegation because as Jonesboro grows, our transportation needs will continue to expand, and this funding will pay off economic dividends in the near and distant future.”

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