Runway work set at Lake Charles Regional Airport - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Runway work set at Lake Charles Regional Airport

(Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport) (Source: Lake Charles Regional Airport)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Regional Airport is shutting down one of its runways beginning March 4 as crews work on some renovations.

Officials said the scope of the project will include the replacement of about 6 percent of the existing concrete pavement, a complete joint seal replacement, the removal of rubber deposits and the installation of new precision markings.

The airport will also be rehabilitating the subsurface drainage within the runway safety area.

The repavement process will take at least 90 days to complete.

Officials said Alfred Palma Inc. has been awarded the contract to complete the required work and will work seven days per week in order to accomplish the project "as quickly as possible."

In a news release, airport officials said that the airport "scheduled these projects to take place during the spring in order to take advantage of more favorable weather conditions." 

"Likewise, several projects were scheduled to take place simultaneously so that the runway would only be taken out of service a single time. Given the work that must be accomplished, we will not be able to reopen the runway during the 90-day construction period unless the work was to be completed ahead of schedule," officials said in the release.

The airport is home to United and American Airlines with service to more than 500 destinations.

Copyright 2013 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • LCPD & CPSO release information on L'Acadie home invasion arrest

    LCPD & CPSO release information on L'Acadie home invasion arrest

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:34:02 GMT
    Jonahvin D. Landry (Source: LCPD & CPSO)Jonahvin D. Landry (Source: LCPD & CPSO)

    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie Drive home invasion, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a joint press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream on mobile devices.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

    More >>

    An arrest has been made in the L'Acadie Drive home invasion, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Keenum.  On Aug. 11, a 68-year-old woman was attacked in a home invasion that was caught on surveillance video. The Lake Charles Police Department and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a joint press conference with more details on the arrest, on Aug. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Click HERE to watch the livestream on mobile devices.  Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights ...

    More >>
  • South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:51:05 GMT

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school.

    More >>

    South Lake Charles traffic worsens with the start of school.

    More >>
  • Jennings City Council looking at changing trash and garbage ordinances

    Jennings City Council looking at changing trash and garbage ordinances

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-08-16 01:16:53 GMT

    At the Jennings City Council monthly meeting Tuesday, an ordinance was passed to look at "amending the City of Jennings Code of Ordinances regarding garbage, trash and refuse and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith." To read the full agenda for the August 14, 2018 meeting, click here. Angela Lehman, a concerned citizen, says she wants change. She believes the city's current ordinances are too vague. "I went and I looked at other ordin...

    More >>

    At the Jennings City Council monthly meeting Tuesday, an ordinance was passed to look at "amending the City of Jennings Code of Ordinances regarding garbage, trash and refuse and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith." To read the full agenda for the August 14, 2018 meeting, click here. Angela Lehman, a concerned citizen, says she wants change. She believes the city's current ordinances are too vague. "I went and I looked at other ordin...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly