Cross, St. Francis Counties One Step Closer to Regional Airport

COLT, AR - It's been a long time coming, but the proposed Delta Regional Airport for Cross and St. Francis counties is one step closer to reality this morning.

County officials and municipal officials from Wynne and Forrest City signed off last night on an agreement that will allow a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The proposed airport will be located in the Colt community, which is approximately halfway between Wynne and Forrest City.  Officials say they hope to see work on the project get underway by early next year.