LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and John Boozman, R-Ark, and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, announced Thursday that five Arkansas airports — including two in Southeast Arkansas — will receive more than $1.2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to support facility upgrades and expansions.
The funding is supported by the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law in January, and will fund the following projects:
—Lake Village Municipal Airport will receive $176,173 to extend its runway.
—Stuttgart Municipal Airport will receive $161,416 to widen one of its taxiways.
—Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport in Arkadelphia will receive $246,750 to install a fence around the airport perimeter.
—Malvern Municipal Airport will receive $321,975 to construct additional airport parking.
—Searcy Municipal Airport will receive $314,638 to construct an access road, rehabilitate the runway and install sub-drains to eliminate pooling water on airfield surfaces.