Airports in Sharp County and Blytheville in Line for More Than $1 Million in Federal Funding

MARCH 11, 2004 - Posted at 11:16 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, DC - Arkansas' Congressional delegation announced today that two municipal airports in Region 8 have been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the Department of Transportation.

The Sharp County Regional Airport will get the lion's share of the money.  The facility at Cherokee Village will get $998,634 to rehabilitate a runway, and improve the runway safety area and runway lighting.

Meanwhile, the municipal airport at Blytheville will get $150,000 to install taxiway lighting and a parallel.

The grants, provided by the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration, will allow the airports to conduct studies and surveys, make necessary safety improvements, fund future planning iniatives, and update and rehabilitate existing equipment.