Federal infrastructure grants funding Jonesboro road, airport and transit projects

New asphalt [right] meets the old at Jonesboro Municipal Airport, Feb. 2, where a runway-strengthening project finished late last year thanks to several million dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
New asphalt [right] meets the old at Jonesboro Municipal Airport, Feb. 2, where a runway-strengthening project finished late last year thanks to several million dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

JONESBORO -- Money from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is funding several projects in Jonesboro.

Runway strengthening will enable new, heavier corporate jets to land a Jonesboro Municipal Airport; pedestrian and driver safety projects are planned for roads near Arkansas State University and downtown; and new hybrid diesel-electric buses will serve...

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