Airport improvement projects continue

Multiple projects remain in progress at the Williamsport Regional Airport in addition to its new terminal building.

The fuel farm relocation project’s first phase is nearing completion as the concrete trunk and tank pads that were installed last year should be sealed later this month, weather permitting, said Director Thomas Hart in an update for the airport authority board members Thursday.

The second phase of the project will be rebid, as no bidders were received previously. Hart said at least two new contractors have expressed interest since then. The new bids will be opened at a special meeting, approved to be held at noon on May 17.

Another ongoing project with multiple moving parts is the runway rehabilitation. Milling and overlay work is going out to bid for the central section of runway 9-27 as part of the project’s second phase. Those bids also will be opened at the special meeting May 17, Hart said.

Phase one will end with seeding and mulching this spring, he added.

The electrical vault relocation is expected to be completed by late May. Three of the five regulators were delivered Wednesday with the final regulators expected within the next week or two, Hart said.

Within the same time period, the control vault generator is expected to be relocated. The old vault is scheduled to be demolished in late May, he said.

Hart also gave an update on the terminal building, saying there are 136 days remaining on the contract and approximately 66 percent of building construction is complete.

The authority board members agreed to gather shortly before their next meeting in order to tour the construction site.

In other business, the authority:

• Approved payments in the amounts of $513,144 to Lobar Inc., $46,955 to LTS Plumbing and Heating, $146,152 to Master Mechanical Corporation and $65,479 to TRA Electric for work related to the new passenger terminal building project.

• Approved payments in the amounts of $125,665, $36,315 and $248,763 to Bronder Technical Services Inc. for work related to runway approach improvement projects.

• Approved payment in the amount of $4,493 to HRI Inc. for work on fuel farm relocation.

• Approved a special meeting to be held at noon on May 17 to open bids for runway rehabilitation work and fuel farm tank installation.

The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 10 at the airport.


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