The Marion County Regional Airport in Flippin is set to receive almost $1 million in federal funding.
Arkansas Business reports U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack announced the grant of $963,315 Friday.
The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, will be used to repave and update the airport’s runway. The project will include milling, crack repairs, asphalt overlay and runway and taxiway markings.
Womack says the Marion County Regional Airport serves as an important transportation hub for local residents, businesses, and visitors. He says this funding will improve runway safety and ensure the facility is meeting the demands of the local area. Womack says smart investments that modernize critical infrastructure are vital to the future growth and economic success of the community.
Boozman says modernized, upgraded infrastructure is vital to keeping any community economically vibrant and competitive. He says this grant will help ensure the Marion County Regional Airport’s runway is in proper working condition to maximize safety and efficiency.
Cotton says the airport is valuable to the area. He says this important investment will enhance safety for travelers and promote economic development in the region.
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