Airport runway rehabilitation project to begin this month

By Leah Murray
August 9, 2017 - 5:00am Updated: November 14, 2017 - 5:21pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — The city is getting ready for construction to start on the runway at the Medicine Hat Regional Airport.

Grants from the federal government will cover the entire cost of the project estimated at $12 million.

The rehabilitation project will see the existing asphalt removed, drains and catch basins replaced, repairs made to some concrete panels and a new asphalt surface poured.

With the project approved, construction on the first part of the project is expected to start on August 21, it will take four to six weeks to complete and should be finished by the end of September.

City Council also approving some restoration work to South Boundary Road.

That project will see the road widened to eight meters instead of the current 7.4m, drainage improvements will also be made and the road will be repaved.

Construction is expected to begin this fall and be complete before winter.

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