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Area airports received federal grant money

Thursday, June 25, 2009

U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative Marion Berry (AR-01) have announced that several local airports will receive $4,822,491 in federal grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for various projects across Arkansas ranging from construction to rehabilitating runways.

"These funds will enhance the safety and security of air travel throughout our state while also boosting our local economies. I remain committed to ensuring Arkansas receives the resources and support it needs to stay strong," said Lincoln.

"This federal funding will enable local airports to make the costly, yet critical repairs and improvements to stay in good, working condition," Pryor said. "That's just critical for safety and economic development."

"Investing in our local airports is an effective way to build a strong economy in Northeast Arkansas," said Congressman Berry. "The more we invest in our transportation infrastructure, the more new businesses we are able to attract."

Complete list of award recipients and funding totals below:

Recipient -- Woodruff County (Augusta, Woodruff County) $285,000.

This grant will provide funds to rehabilitate Runway 9/27 lighting for the Woodruff County airport.

Recipient -- Arkansas International (Blytheville, Mississippi County), $475,000.

This grant will provide funds to rehabilitate the runway lighting vault for Blytheville-Gosnell Regional Airport Authority.

Recipient -- City of Melbourne (Melbourne, Izard County), $503,500.

This grant will provide funds to construct a taxiway for John E. Miller Field at Melbourne Municipal.

Recipient -- City of Marked Tree (Marked Tree, Poinsett County), $315,156.

This grant will provide funds to extend Runway 18 for Marked Tree Municipal.

Recipient -- City of Paragould (Paragould, Green County), $223,773.

This grant will provide funds to construct additional aircraft parking areas for Kirk Field.

Recipient -- City of Horseshoe Bend (Horseshoe Bend, Izard County), $378,575.

This grant will provide funds to widen and rehabilitate Runway 13/31.

Recipient -- City of Manila (Manila, Mississippi County), $468,379.

This grant will provide funds to widen Runway 18/36 at Manila Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of DeWitt (DeWitt, Arkansas County), $104,500.

This grant will provide funds to install and replace the rotating beacon and install a wind cone and segmented circle at DeWitt Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of Helena-West Helena (Helena-West Helena, Phillips County), $23,750.

This grant will provide funds for a planning effort to evaluate the Runway 17/35 pavement conditions at Thompson-Robbins airport.

Recipient -- City of Jonesboro (Jonesboro, Craighead County), $688,760.

This grant will provide funds to rehabilitate taxiways at Jonesboro Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of West Memphis (West Memphis, Crittenden County), $182,400.

This grant will provide funds to acquire land for development for West Memphis Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of Newport (Newport, Jackson County) $327,442.

This grant will provide funds to rehabilitate Runway 18/36 at Newport Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of Carlisle (Carlisle, Lonoke County), $135,912.

This grant will provide funds to install lighting on Runway 18/36 at Carlisle Municipal airport.

Recipient -- City of Heber Springs (Heber Springs, Cleburne County), $272,344.

This grant will provide funds to acquire land in the runway approach areas at Heber Springs Municipal airport.

Recipient -- Calico Rock (Calico Rock, Izard County), $133,000.

This grant will provide funds to rehabilitate Runway 15/33 for the Calico Rock airport.

Recipient -- City of Pocahontas (Pocahontas, Randolph County), $304,950.

This grant will provide funds to acquire land and easements in the approaches to Pocahontas Municipal airport.



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