U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman announced that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and three other Arkansas airports will receive nearly $21 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to support airport improvements.
"Investments in our infrastructure support the long-term growth and development of Arkansas communities. These funds will improve safety while helping foster economic progress," members said.
The airports receiving funding are as follows:
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport will receive $13.6 million to make improvements to the taxiway.
Springdale Municipal Airport will receive $2.8 million to improve runway lighting and rehabilitate the runway.
Stuttgart Municipal Carl Humphrey Field will receive $996,921 to rehabilitate its runway.
Mena Intermountain Municipal will receive $3.4 million to rehabilitate the taxiway.