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City receives $1.9 million to build new road
City receives $1.9 million to build new road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock’s largest manufacturing employer and other businesses close to the Little Rock National Airport will soon be able to work more efficiently thanks to a street project that will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011 across from the East Little Rock Community Center at 2500 E. 6th Street. Dassault Falcon Jet, a leading aerospace manufacturer, and other nearby companies will soon be more accessible to employees, vendors and officials.

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the City of Little Rock received $1,900,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand east 9th Street from its current termination point at Bond Street to the Dassault Falcon Jet facility at the west side of the Little Rock National Airport. The construction of a new four lane street will enhance productivity and entrepreneurship by providing adequate modes of transportation for larger, commercial vehicles and Dassault's sizeable workforce.

Mayor Mark Stodola will be joined by Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission Chairman Virgil Miller, Pete Christiansen and officials of Dassault Falcon Jet and representatives of other participating agencies will be on hand to break ground for the new project.