The Warren municipal airport is one of five Arkansas airports that will share in $1.6 million to expand or improve its taxiways. Warren will receive $545,835 from the Federal Aviation Administration to construct a taxiway, according to a joint press release from U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, and Sen. John Boozman, and U.S. Reps. Mike Ross, Tim Griffin, Rick Crawford and Steve Womack.
Constructing a taxiway at the Warren municipal airport will eliminate the need for aircraft to back-taxi on the runway.
“Local airports are critical to the economic development of a city, attracting businesses and providing convenient travel options for residents,” Pryor said. “These federal funds will help local airports improve and expand to better serve Arkansas’ travelers and businesses.”
Other airports receiving FAA grants include Grider Field in Pine Bluff, the Carlisle municipal airport, the Clarksville municipal airport, and Carter Field in Rogers.
Clarksville will receive $545, 835 to construct a taxiway, Pine Bluff will receive $254,034 to rehabilitate the taxiway at Grider Field, Carlisle will receive $157, 500 to improve its runway, amd Rogers will receive $141,300 to reconstruct the taxiway at carter Field.
“These investments are important to expanding economic development in Arkansas,” Boozman said. “This infrastructure spending will help bring more jobs and businesses to our state.”