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Region 8 Airports in Line for $3.6 Million in Federal Monies

WASHINGTON - Seven Region 8 airports will receive more than $3.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements. 

The grants include $579,500 to construct a taxiway that meets current runway-to-taxiway separation standards for the Ozark Regional Airport at Mountain Home.

Also included...

-$1,710,000 for a runway rehabilitation project that will include extending the useful life of the pavement and eliminating irregularities in the runway surface at the West Memphis Municipal Airport.

-$307,800 to construct a taxiway that will eliminate the need for back-taxiing on the runway of the Calico Rock airport.

-$59,755 to construct a taxiway that will eliminate the need for back-taxiing on the runway of the Melbourne Municipal Airport.

-$508,250 to the Pocahontas Municipal Airport to build taxiways to enhance ground and air traffic flow efficiency.

-$392,825 to begin engineering design work for the proposed new Delta Regional Airport for St. Francis and Cross counties.

-$55,100 to develop the airport layout plan and to identify needed improvements for the Woodruff County Airport.

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