Russellville Airport lands FAA grant

WASHINGTON – Russellville Regional Airport received a $156,222 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to help maintain its runway.

The grant will be used to seal, coat and remark the landing strip at the city-owned airport. The work, which should take between ten days and two weeks, will be scheduled after contract bids are open on July 30, said airport director Bobby Day.

The grant was announced Friday by U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., John Boozman, R-Ark., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers.

About 75 aircraft fly in or out of the airport during an average week. The airport is located about two miles southeast of Russellville’s business district.