Marked Tree Airport To Get Improvements

August 13, 2003 - Posted at 9:06 a.m. CDT

News Assignment Manager Randy Myers reports...

Marked Tree, Ark. -- U.S. Representative Marion Berry (D), along with Senators Mark Pryor (D) and Blanche Lincoln (D), this morning announced an award of $156,015 to the Marked Tree Municipal Airport for runway improvements.

According to a joint news release, the funds will be used to rehabilitate access roads, runways, taxiways and to improve airport drainage.  Runways and taxiways will be sealed and safety lines repainted; improvements to the airport drainage system will extend the life of all rehabilitated pavement by preventing water from collecting on the new pavement.