SAND SPRINGS, Okla. - The Sand Springs Pogue Airport is getting a makeover thanks to nearly $3.6 million in capital improvement grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and the city of Sand Springs.
With the OAC grant approved for the airport last month, the funds were immediately put to use as crews a week-and-a-half ago began resurfacing the municipal airport's 5,800-foot long, 100-foot wide runway.
They are applying an asphalt overlay, something should be done every 15 years – something the runway has not received in 22 years, according to airport supervisor Ken Madison.
After that, crews will begin sealing cracks on the airports taxiways – doing general asphalt rehabilitation work – and constructing a new 600-foot long taxiway for commercial use.
The new taxiway should be ready by late spring of next year, said Madison.
He told 2NEWS the airport annually sees 40,000 take-offs and landings, averaging at roughly 100 per day.