Monday, March 5, 2018

Public meeting will update residents on Detroit Metropolitan Airport (KDTW) runway reconstruction plan: Results from environmental analysis on project will be made available

A public information meeting offering residents an update on the Detroit Metropolitan Airport runway reconstruction plans will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 March 7 at Wayne County Community College District, 21000 North Line, Taylor.

The meeting will take place in the Ray Mix Room.

Those attending will get an update on plans to temporarily shut down one runway, referred to as 3L-21R by officials, for construction and efforts to address associated taxiways at the airport.

Airport Authority officials held a meeting back in December offering an overview of the plans.

This meeting will detail the project’s environmental analysis, which officials said shows there are no significant environmental effects or extraordinary circumstances associated with the runway reconstruction.

The conversation-style meeting will allow residents to arrive anytime within the two-hour time frame and talk directly with an Airport Authority staff member and members of their design team.

They will explain the objectives of the reconstruction project and the outcome of the environmental analysis.

“This reconstruction project will not only result in new pavement, but also improved runway and taxiway lighting,” said Tom McCarthy, Wayne County Airport Authority vice president of planning, design and construction. “Similar to our work on runway 4L-22R that was completed in 2016, we will incorporate environmentally sustainable practices into this project.”

Work on the runway is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 and end by the winter of 2020, shutting down the runway for one construction season.

The project is part of the airport’s master plan and addresses the increasing needs of the airport’s customers and stakeholders.

Visit Wcaa.us/about/publicnotices to view the analysis report.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.thenewsherald.com

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