Construction work on ISM runway in final stages

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Construction on Runway 06/24 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) is coming into its final phase, which will include cutting grooves into the new asphalt to improve braking action.

This work will take place during normal business hours during the week of May 29 through June 1. The runway is expected to return to normal operations by Friday, June 6.

Runway 06/24 is only operated when strong winds blow out of the east or west, or when the main runway is closed for maintenance or aircraft emergencies, however these events can mean the runway is used continuously for several days at a time, airport officials noted.

ismrunwayThe $2.7 million dollar project, funded by the FAA, Florida Department of Transportation and Kissimmee Gateway Airport funds, was the first major resurfacing since the 1980s, and the new LED airfield lights installed as part of the project will generate significant energy savings.

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