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Florida Airport Wraps Major Runway Rehab

 - October 9, 2018, 11:46 AM
Fort Myers' Page Field has completed a major multi-million dollar rehabilitation project on its two runways and adjoining taxiways. The work also saw upgrades to airside lighting and signage as well as to navigation aids.

Florida’s Page Field has completed a major nearly two-year-long runway and taxiway rehabilitation project. Work on Runway 5/23 and its associated taxiways began in January 2017, milling the runway down and overlaying new pavement. The $19 million first stage of the project also saw the rehabilitation of Taxiway A and its connectors, and a realignment of Taxiway C, which involved full depth pavement removal and reconstruction.

In addition, the airfield lighting vault (ALV) was demolished and replaced with a new ALV and backup generator, while new taxiway and runway LED edge lights were installed. PAPI systems were also added, along with other navigational equipment updates.

The second stage of the project, which cost an additional $8 million, concentrated on Runway 13/31 with a two-inch mill and overlay on the center keel of the runway, while the outer edges had full depth replacement. Taxiway E was also extended from the E2 connection to the end of Runway 13. As in the previous phase, LED lighting was installed along with new signage.

At its Avfuel-branded FBO (Booth 2219), the Fort Myers airport is currently engaged in a new $6.5 million hangar and ramp project, which began in May. It is constructing a new 25,000-sq-ft hangar with office space, and an additional 54,000 sq ft of ramp, which is expected to be completed in the spring.