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McAlester wrapping up $4.6M airport rehab project

Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 28, 2019

MCALESTER, Okla. — A $4.6 million rehabilitation project at the McAlester Regional Airport is nearing completion, a city official says.

Four years ago, the city began the application process to obtain federal funding to replace sections of the runway and add new lighting.

Funding of $4.15 was awarded last summer through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. An additional grant from Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and the City of McAlester supplied the additional money needed, the McAlester News-Capital reports.

Director of Public Works for the City of McAlester David Horniek told 2 Works For You the airport didn't have to close during the rehab because they were able to use the taxiway as an alternate runway.

OAC filed documents in 2016 stating “the runway, which is 5,602 feet by 100 feet, had three pavement sections exhibiting D-cracking, broken slabs, shatter slabs, corner breaks, corner spall, joint spall, and L/T cracks," the paper reports.

Horniek expects work to be complete this spring.

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