Thursday, July 15, 2010

Airport Authority Gears Up for Road Reconstruction Project

Speaking of the Airport, here's some good news for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. They have received a grant in the amount of $4,477,498 for a project on the Northwest Perimeter Road. The project is expected to begin in August and be completed by the end of the year. The total cost of construction will be approximately $4,713,156. The grant will provide federal funding to cover 95% of the total construction costs. The remaining project costs will be funded from a state grant and airport authority contributions.

The project includes reconstruction of portions of the existing Northwest Perimeter Road along the west side of Runway 14-32. It also includes an extension and realignment of the road to the north, adjacent to Airport Expressway, and along the east side of Runway 14-32 and Taxiway Y. In addition, this work will also include reconnection of the Runway 14-32 Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and Runway End Identifier Lights (REILs). The project will also include improvements to grading and drainage infrastructure that will redirect watershed from draining to adjacent properties on the northwest corner of the airfield. This work is being coordinated with the Allen County Surveyors Office.

This isn't the only improvement work going on at FWA. They have some things going on inside as well. But more on that later...

P.S. Did you know that Fort Wayne International Airport has the longest landing strip in the Midwest? 

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