$1 Million Grant Awarded to Hot Springs’ Memorial Field
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas – U.S. Senators John Boozman, Tom Cotton, and Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced a Department of Transportation grant Tuesday (August 28) for Memorial Field in Hot Springs. The $1 million grant will pay for reconstruction of the airport’s taxiway.
“Memorial Field is an asset for the people of Garland County,” Westerman said. “This grant will help fund reconstruction of the airport’s taxiway, an infrastructure improvement necessary to continue meeting the area’s air transportation needs for decades to come.”
“Memorial Field plays an important role in the economic success of Hot Springs. This investment will make needed improvements for future growth and development in and around the community,” Boozman said.
“From agriculture to travel, commerce to healthcare, rural airports play an important role in many Arkansas communities,” Cotton said. “I appreciate this important infrastructure investment, which will keep the airport of Hot Springs functional and safe.”
Westerman, a second term congressman from Hot Springs, serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation.