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).
HazMat crews have identified the material on a derailed train in Norfolk as cement. East Princess Anne and Ingleside roads have reopened to traffic.
A portion of Dominion Boulevard in Chesapeake is shut down as part of an emergency closure.
A horse that was reported missing in Elizabeth City has been found dead.