NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress will receive repairs to pavement and lighting systems in September.
A $19.2 million contract was awarded to Lane Construction of Cheshire, Conn. July 29 for the job.
The project begins September 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by September 2013. The construction will close the runway from Jan.15, 2012, to Oct. 15, 2012.
“The reconstructed concrete will greatly decrease time and money spent repairing the runway,” says general engineer and facility planner at NAS Oceana Miles Lumbard. “Presently the runway must be closed for repairs at least one day every week,” he added.
LED style lights for the runways and taxiways will be used as well, which will decrease the electrical demand to the system by approximately 60 percent, according to Tom Kreidel with Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC).
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