Airport officials and dignitaries from the city of Conway and around the state of Arkansas recently came together to dedicate the new Conway Airport, which will be named Cantrell Field in honor of Dennis Cantrell.
The new $30 million airport replaces the previous Conway Airport, which was much smaller and believed to have played a role in two fatal crashes in the last decade.
“When we started this project many years ago, our first goal was to come away with a safe airport,” Jamie Gates, senior VP for Conway Development Corporation told reporters.
“A lot of people and organizations went into making this new airport happen, and I’m proud Garver had an opportunity to be a part of it,” said Garver Project Manager Blake Roberson. “Landing here today for the ceremony gave me a chance to recognize what every pilot and passenger that comes through here will recognize—Conway has a world-class airport.”
Garver provided property acquisition, design, bidding, and construction administration and observation.