Work Could Begin This Summer on East Arkansas Regional Airport

FORREST CITY, AR - An engineer with the firm supervising a project to build a new airport north of Forrest City says work could begin this summer.

Blake Roberson with Garver Engineering of Little Rock met last week with members of the Delta Regional Airport Authority.  He told them that initial groundwork on the runway portion of the airport in Colt could begin this summer.

According to Roberson, the design portion for the first stage of the construction is nearing completion, and company officials plan to seek bids next month.

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