Friday, January 20, 2012

$700,000 airport ramp nears completion at Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport (KVVS), Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Members of Fayette County's airport authority on Wednesday discussed a $700,000 ramp improvement project at the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport.

Jennifer Andy, a staff engineer for Michael Baker Jr. Inc., updated the board about the ongoing project that is financed by federal, state and local funding.

"We're improving the ramp in the front of the airport terminal," Andy said. "This ramp will provide space where visiting aircraft can pull up and park in front of the building. We're installing fence on both sides of the building, which is the final stage of the project."

Andy said the work should be completed by the end of January.

Board member Fred Davis asked Andy whether a sign will be placed near the ramp to alert small-aircraft pilots about the clearance risk.

"I believe a sign would mitigate any risk for clearance near the building," Davis said. "We need to make sure that a sign is installed for safety purposes."

Andy sought to assure Davis that a sign will be installed, one that will include information for pilots, warning them about the potential danger and the lack of clearance for small aircraft.

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