From: HTDN.Com and KTLO

Several Airports in the region are among 354 in 44 states who will share in $986 million in infrastructure grants, according to an announcement last week by the Federal Aviation Administration. This is the fifth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, noise mitigation, emissions reduction and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons and terminals. The construction and equipment supported by this funding increase the airports’ safety, emergency response capabilities, and capacity, and could support further economic growth and development within each airport’s region.

All the airports in the Lakes Region receiving Grant Money are in Arkansas with the Boone County Airport in Harrison receiving $463,000 for rehabilitation of the apron and taxiway. The Searcy County Airport in Marshall received around $150,000 to rehabilitate aprons, runways and taxiways while the Carroll County Airport in Berryville will receive around $220, 400 to update the facility’s Master Plan.

In Missouri, the Springfield-Branson Airport in Springfield will receive over $3.4 million for a project that includes constructing a new apron and terminal building.