The Salina Municipal Airport (SLN) primary runway will be closed from Sept. 8-27 due to airport improvement construction. Runway 4-22 will periodically be shut down during this time. During the closure, crews will place asphalt and complete the LED taxiway lighting installation.
“It’s all going to come together in those 20 days,” said Kenny Bieker, the authority’s manager of facilities and construction. “They will remove the remainder of the concrete shouldering. Right now the only thing it is doing is causing a FOD problem.”
When pavement deteriorates, the biggest problem is that it starts to unravel and create an unsmooth surface to land on and foreign object debris issues. It, along with the other taxiways, has exceeded its expected life, officials noted.
Improvements also will be made to the shoulders of taxiway Alpha, Charlie, Delta and Echo.
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