AR Airports Get $5.5 Million in Grants

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Eleven Arkansas airports have received a total of $5.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants for upgrades and expansions, officials say. 

The Arkansas Congressional Delegation announced the grants on Monday afternoon. 

The following airports are receiving grant money: 

  • Arkadelphia: Dexter B Florence Memorial Airport will receive $49,500 to conduct a study to identify options for improving drainage on the airport.
  • Bentonville: Bentonville Municipal Airport will receive $1,496,258 for taxiway construction.
  • De Queen: J Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport will receive $82,581 to rehabilitate the apron.
  • Fayetteville: Drake Field Airport will receive $135,000 to widen the taxiway.
  • Hope: Hope Municipal Airport will receive $90,000 to conduct a study to identify solutions to improve airport drainage.
  • Little Rock: Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will receive $2,250,498 to construct new runways and reconstruct runway lighting systems.
  • Magnolia: Magnolia Municipal Airport will receive $338,531 to construct a runway and install runway lighting systems.
  • Morrilton: Morrilton Municipal Airport will receive $312,848 to rehabilitate the runway.
  • Mount Ida: Bearce Airport will receive $232,696 to rehabilitate the apron.
  • Ozark: Ozark-Franklin County Airport will receive $168,891 to construct a taxiway.
  • Paragould: Kirk Field Airport will receive $161,511 to acquire eight acres of land. An additional grant of $180,000 will be used to conduct a master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.

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