In May, Eisenbraun said, “this project is incredibly important to the airport’s future. With our ongoing preventive maintenance program in place, this project will give these areas 20 to 30 years of useful life and keep our planes in a safe environment.”
Middletown City Council awarded the contract May 2 to The John R. Jurgensen Co. of Cincinnati after submitting a bid of $955,652 to do the taxiway, ramp and apron resurfacing.
Officials said that the John Jurgensen Co. has previously worked with the city at the airport.
Eisenbraun said repaving and rehabbing the main runway will be a future capital improvement project but would not move forward until after the city completes the airport’s master plan in the next 18 months. He said the runway project and improvements to the airport’s runway/taxiway lighting system are both slated to be done between 2020 and 2022. He estimated the costs for the lighting system and runway pavement at $350,000 to $500,000 for each project.
Eisenbraun said the city was informed by the FAA that it is in line for about $400,000 in federal funding to develop the airport master plan. He expects legislation to go to City Council in September.