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Airports to receive federal funds

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Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, along with Rep. Marion Berry, announced today that several local airports will receive $4,822,491 in federal grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.  The money will be used for a variety of projects including construction projects and rehabilitating runways.  The lawmakers hope the funds will allow airports to make needed repairs and give a boost to the economy.   

To see if these funds are coming to your local runway, check out the complete list on the jump.

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.

Total Funding: $4,822,491

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