MKC embarks on improvement project

Workers from Ideker, Inc. have begun the first phase of a three-phase Taxiway Pavement Rehabilitation Program at Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC).

The $3.5 million project will include partial-depth pavement repairs, full-depth pavement removal and replacement, crack sealing, joint sealing and pavement markings on Taxiways F, K and G. The work will also include rehabilitation of the airfield lighting circuits, airfield lighting fixtures and airfield signs for the taxiways. Lighted airfield directional signage will be improved and revised to meet current FAA standards, airport officials said.

The FAA will reimburse the airport 95% of eligible costs of these improvements at the airport.

In 2009, the Kansas City Aviation Department completed a $70 million refurbishment program at Downtown Airport. The projects did not include the taxiways currently under rehabilitation. Begun in 2005, the major work included razing and resurfacing both airport runways, bulldozing 40 old hangars and replacing them with 96 new hangars, runway safety projects and constructing general aviation terminal.

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