LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for facility upgrades and expansions, Arkansas’ congressional delegation announced Tuesday.
The airports and the amounts they will receive are:
• Billy Free Municipal Airport in Dumas, $337,793 for taxiway construction.
• Blytheville Municipal Airport, $172,800 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
• Carlisle Municipal Airport, $206,392 to install weather reporting equipment and rehabilitate the taxiway.
• Carroll County Airport, $168,983 to rehabilitate the runway.
• Clarendon Municipal Airport, $83,385 to install perimeter fencing.
• Clarksville Municipal Airport, $332,526 to reconstruct runway lighting and install runway vertical/visual guidance system.
• DeWitt Municipal Airport Whitcomb Field, $172,077 to rehabilitate the apron, runway and taxiway and conduct an aeronautical survey for a new runway approach.
• Federer Memorial Airport in Brinkley, $72,000 to rehabilitate the runway.
• Manila Municipal Airport, $297,000 to rehabilitate the taxiway.
• Melbourne Municipal Airport — John E. Miller Field, $165,535 to construct a taxiway.
• Piggott Municipal Airport, $94,950 to install airport beacons.
• Saline County Regional Airport, $82,581 to rehabilitate the apron and taxiway.
• Sharp County Regional Airport, $134,370 to install navigation aids and rehabilitate airport beacons.
• Smith Field in Siloam Springs, $208,265 to install runway vertical/visual guidance system and reconstruct perimeter fencing.
• Springdale Municipal Airport, $175,766 to reconstruct runway lighting and rehabilitate the runway.