The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has approved a $3.4 million contract to complete rehabilitation of the airport apron and approved the start of design work for the third phase of a main-runway rehabilitation project.
As reported by NWI Times, Rieth-Riley Construction will perform the third phase of the apron rehabilitation project, which will focus on the eastern part of the airport’s apron. Work is expected this year and next.
The design work for the main runway rehabilitation will prepare for the second phase of a two-year project. The first phase is going on now, at a cost of about $8 million. The work will require closing the runway for as long as three weeks this spring.
The rehabilitation work includes replacing the current asphalt surface of the older portion of the main runway with concrete.