Florida’s Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has received a $13,643,770 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for a major rehabilitation project at Page Field in Fort Myers. Issued under the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, the money, along with federal entitlements and $980,000 from the Florida DoT, will be used to fund a year-long, nearly $20 million project that will see the milling and repaving of 6,400-foot main Runway 5/23, along with the relocation and/or repaving of several connector taxiways.
Scheduled to commence in January, the effort will include other infrastructure improvements such as drainage, airfield lighting and signage and a new electrical vault. According to the LCPA, Runway 5/23 will close around the middle of April, after the busy snowbird season, and remain closed for approximately three months. At the end of that period, work on the intersection of 5/23 and secondary 4,900-foot Runway 13/31 will require the entire airport to shut down for an estimated three days.