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Twelve Arkansas airports will receive a combined $3 million in federal funding to support airport infrastructure improvements, members of the state congressional delegation announced Friday.

U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman, all Republicans, said in a joint statement that more than $3 million from the Department of Transportation will go to facility upgrades and expansions.

J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport in De Queen will receive the largest amount — $870,000 — to construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting.

Other airports receiving funding include Almyra Municipal Airport, Blytheville Municipal Airport, Carlisle Municipal Airport, Danville Municipal Airport, Hope Municipal Airport, Jonesboro Municipal Airport, Lake Village Municipal Airport, Melbourne Municipal/John E. Miller Field, Baxter County Airport, Kirk Field and Walnut Ridge Regional Airport.

“This investment in Arkansas airports will improve economic development in our state. These upgrades are important for long-term growth and job creation,” Boozman said in the statement.

Almyra Municipal Airport$532,800.00To construct the taxiway and expand the apron.
Blytheville Municipal Airport$177,300.00To install perimeter fencing.
Carlisle Municipal Airport$85,483.00To rehabilitate the runway.
Danville Municipal Airport$267,427.00To rehabilitate the runway.
J. Lynn Helms Sevier County Airport$870,000.00To construct a taxiway and install taxiway lighting.
Hope Municipal Airport$230,000.00To install taxiway lighting.
Jonesboro Municipal Airport$294,183.00 To rehabilitate the taxiway.
Lake Village Municipal Airport $70,200.00To rehabilitate runway lighting.
Melbourne Municipal – John E Miller Field$45,000.00To construct a taxiway.
Baxter County Airport$207,000.00To rehabilitate the aviation apron.
Kirk Field$155,628.00To rehabilitate the apron and rehabilitate the taxiway.
Walnut Ridge Regional Airport$497,012.00To improve airport drainage and rehabilitate the taxiway.

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