(Maxwelton) The Greenbrier Valley Airport is undergoing a $5 million makeover to its airplane apron.
An airplane apron is airport lingo for an airplane parking lot. That multi-million dollar price tag includes contingency for geo-technical issues common in the region.
The reconstruction will be done in three sections.
Airport director Stephen Snyder says the project was needed. “It does age and it gets past its maturity. So that’s what happened with us. It was due for a replacement. It has been over twenty years since that parking apron has been replaced. So this is a full depth reclamation.”
Over 16-thousand tons of asphalt and 26-thousand tons of stone will be removed but the airport is recycling that material for use in other projects.
Construction is expected to be completed in August.
The FAA largely funds the project. Greenbrier Valley Airport only pays 2.5 percent of the cost.