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.
-$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.