Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) has completed a two-month-long reconstruction project on its secondary 4,415-foot Runway 12/30. Since July, 4,000 tons of asphalt has been overlaid on the existing runway footprint, providing a new and stronger landing surface.
In addition, the $1.7 million project—funded 90 percent through FAA grants, with the state and airport picking up the remainder—also included the installation of more than 60 lighting and marking upgrades. Multiple runway holding position signs and directional arrows were replaced with new LED fixtures, holding position, and other mandatory surface signage were repainted consistent with the new LED indicators, and a mandatory runway holding position sign was added.
“This improved runway will further support our airport operations,” said Andrew Wolanik, the airport’s operations and maintenance supervisor. “All of these modern improvements, combined with my staff’s commitment to year-round safety and reliability, will keep Chicago Executive Airport at the cutting edge of general aviation operations for decades to come.”
A reliever for Chicago O’Hare International, PWK is located just 10 miles away and sees approximately 80,000 flights a year.