LITTLE ROCK — Rogers Executive Airport will receive a $5.8 million federal grant to pay for improvements, members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation said Tuesday.


Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said in news releases the grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will be used to strengthen the airport’s runway at Carter Field.


The project will include a full-depth runway keel reconstruction, mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement, installation of pavement underdrains, crack repair, pavement grooving and rehabilitation of the runway lighting, the lawmakers said.