MANDAN, N.D. — Contractors are 70 percent finished with the reconstruction of the Mandan Airport runway, said City Airport Manager Jim Lawler.
The $6 million project is still scheduled for completion by mid-October as planned. It rebuilds the entire 4,400 -foot-long paved runway and replaces an old lighting system.
Lawler said both the paved and grass runways are now completely closed for light engine planes that use the airport.
Lawler said that the 1.4 inches of rain Bismarck-Mandan received on Saturday should not cause any major delays in the construction schedule, but contractors are evaluating the site’s condition.
The runway serves 15,000 single-engine and light twin-engine planes per year.
Federal funds will pay for 90 percent of the costs, and the city airport and state funds will cover the rest.
Northern Improvement is the general contractor and Strata Corp. will complete the electrical work.