The Morehead-Rowan County Airport Board announces a $70,000 state-funded project to replace the Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL).

TEM Group of Louisville will perform the scheduled work in September.

Garver, the airport’s Engineer of Record, designed the project and will oversee its implementation.

Funding by the Kentucky Department of Aviation and State Transportation Cabinet was authorized in Spring 2017.

The total project costs includes engineering, bidding and contractor costs.

Tim James, airport board chair, says this project will correct the intermittent lighting problems recently experienced with the runway lights.

“We are very appreciative of the Kentucky Department of Aviation’s assistance in helping us identify the problems and provide full state funding to correct it,” James said.

$437,620 Apron Reconstruction and Drainage Improvement Project

The airport board also announces funding for an Apron Reconstruction and Drainage Improvement Project.

ASL Excavating of Flemingsburg will perform the project, scheduled to begin in mid-September.

Garver also designed the project and will oversee implementation. The total project scope of $437,620 includes all engineering, bidding and contractor costs.

The project was identified in the Airport’s Capital Improvement Plan submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2017. The project is funded by the FAA, state, and the Airport Board.

The FAA funding will be $330,000. State funding, including its match of the FAA funds and its commitment to cover cost overruns, will be approximately $98,000. The airport’s local match will be approximately $9,200.

Tim James added, “It took a couple of years to get this project’s final approval and funding to correct the deteriorating drainage conditions around the original set of T-Hangars. However, with the efforts and support of our engineers, the FAA regional leadership in Memphis and the KY Department of Aviation, the funding was provided and the problem will soon be corrected. Our local match to any FAA funded project is possible because of the City and County’s financial support and investment in our airport.”