Kansas City Downtown Airport Starts $3.5 Million Taxiway Improvement Project

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 11, 2011 --- Workers from Ideker, Inc. have begun the first phase of the three-phase Taxiway Pavement Rehabilitation Program at Kansas City Downtown Airport (MKC). Kansas City Aviation Department employees are telling attendees of the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas about the project and other recent airport improvements. NBAA 2011 attendees can enter to win a custom aircraft model from Factory Direct Models at Kansas City Downtown Airport Booth N1830.

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 & 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.

This work will be funded by a Federal Aviation Administration grant. The FAA will reimburse the Department 95 percent of eligible costs of these improvements at Downtown 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.

MKC offers aviators a 24-hour control tower, Category I Instrument Landing System, 24-hour fixed base operator (FBO), full aircraft maintenance, hangar facilities, air cargo facilities, aircraft sales, leasing and charters, flight training and car rentals. For more information visit www.flymkc.com.

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