Jonesboro Airport to receive grant money

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Airport has announced they received a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

According to the press release, the airport will receive $338,719 to rehabilitate Taxiway A. Philip Steed with the Jonesboro Airport says the money will be used to finish paving the main taxiway that connects the main runway.

Steed said they've paved about half of the taxiway already, and have about 4,516 feet left to re-pave. Steed hopes to have the taxiway paved before winter sets in.

No word yet on when the airport will receive the money.

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