LITTLE ROCK — Twelve Arkansas airports will share a little more than $3 million in federal grants for upgrades and expansions, members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.

LITTLE ROCK — Twelve Arkansas airports will share a little more than $3 million in federal grants for upgrades and expansions, members of the state’s congressional delegation said Friday.


"This investment in Arkansas airports will improve economic development in our state. These upgrades are important for long-term growth and job creation," U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark, said in a news release issued jointly with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, and Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro.


The airports and the award amounts are:


—Almyra Municipal Airport, $532,800 to construct the taxiway and expand the apron.


—Blytheville Municipal Airport, $177,300 to install perimeter fencing.


—Carlisle Municipal Airport, $85,483 to rehabilitate the runway.


—Danville Municipal Airport, $267,427 to rehabilitate the runway.


—J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport in De Queen, $870,000 to construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting.


—Hope Municipal Airport, $230,000 to install taxiway lighting.


—Jonesboro Municipal Airport, $294,183 to rehabilitate the taxiway.


—Lake Village Municipal Airport, $70,200 to rehabilitate runway lighting.


—Melbourne Municipal/John E Miller Field, $45,000 to construct a taxiway.


—Baxter County Airport in Mountain Home, $207,000 to rehabilitate the aviation apron.


—Kirk Field in Paragould, $155,628 to rehabilitate the apron and rehabilitate the taxiway.


—Walnut Ridge Regional Airport, $497,012 to improve airport drainage and rehabilitate the taxiway.