Airport parking lot paving project done

Those heading to and from the Williamsport Regional Airport will be able to drive there in style.

The paving of the road surface is done and it makes a nice smooth ride, according to Thomas Hart, executive director of the Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority.

Hart gave an executive director update at the authority meeting Thursday, and besides two days when Bower Construction was paving and kept one lane open, there were very little hiccups to report on the paving schedule and job done, he said.

The remaining punch list items include transitions along the new pavement, markings and signage, he said.

A final inspection has been scheduled by state Department of Transportation crews for June 24, he said.

A passenger loading bridge is scheduled for arrival on or about June 28. Installation of the bridge will take about two weeks with a completion date set around July 16.

The Department of Labor and Industry is requiring another emergency stop on the airside of the fuel farm, Hart said.

Tank registration has been submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

A roofing project on the maintenance hangar has been completed by Weather Control Roofing. Insulation in the Authority maintenance facility, also called Barr Hangar, has been completed.

The six-man doors on the common hangar are in the process of being replaced.

Hangar doors have been removed and reinforcement for new doors continues, Hart said.

“We are awaiting delivery of hangar doors through the Schweiss Door Co.,” Hart said.

The May 20 visit by President Donald J. Trump went without any major incidents, Hart said.

He estimated 8,000 visitors watched Trump speak from a jumbotron screen in the airport parking lot. Several more thousand were in the hangar and on either side of the hangar outside the building, he said.

Special notice of appreciation was given to River Valley Transit for their coordination of bus trips from the Lycoming Mall and back following the presidential rally for current U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Middleburg.

Bids were opened on a restaurant or concession extension and will be reviewed by engineers and awards forthcoming, Hart said.