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Controversial airport runway resurfacing to start March 2019

-Phase 1 expected to be completed by March 21, 2019
Some have blasted the project, stating that it is money leaving the Territory and there are tools locally to do the project. However, Phase one of the resurfacing of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport runway will commence on Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
According to a press release issued, “Works are scheduled to take place between 10:00pm and 6:00am Mondays to Saturdays after the airport closes.” Photo: Team of Reporters
According to a press release issued, “Works are scheduled to take place between 10:00pm and 6:00am Mondays to Saturdays after the airport closes.” Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI - Some have blasted the project, stating that it is money leaving the Territory and there are tools locally to do the project. However, Phase one of the resurfacing of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport runway will commence on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Acting Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority Ltd (BVIAA), Mr Coy W. Levons said, “phase one of the resurfacing works to repair cracks from end to end of the runway is expected to be completed by March 21, 2019.”

Runway being resurfaced

According to a press release issued, “Works are scheduled to take place between 10:00pm and 6:00am Mondays to Saturdays after the airport closes.”

Mr Levons said, “The BVI Airports Authority will continue to ensure safe aircraft operations as temporary markings will be provided on newly paved areas and that runway lighting will not be affected by the works.”

Social Commentator Claude O. Skelton-Cline opposed the project being given to a foreign company when in fact, there are locals who could do the job.

What is the cost?

Mr Levons said phase two of the project entails the milling, paving and temporary line marking in 500ft segments of runway 07.

He said work is expected to commence from March 22, 2019, to April 10, 2019 adding, “That phase three will see the grooving and final line markings from April 22, [2019] to May 14, 2019.”

The cost of the project is unknown at this time.

9 Responses to “Controversial airport runway resurfacing to start March 2019 ”

  • Cessna cJ3 (22/02/2019, 18:04) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    “Some have blasted the project, stating that it is money leaving the Territory and there are tools locally to do the project”.
    Please!!!Companies here can’t even fix the roads properly. How can they do an airport runway??
    Besides locals are working along with the company
  • police (22/02/2019, 18:57) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Rip off
  • Hmmm (22/02/2019, 19:06) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
    Where is Fraser?
  • Youo (22/02/2019, 21:38) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    Another money shedding project for inefficients lol
  • wize up (23/02/2019, 07:47) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will be the first person to stand up and watch any person directly in the eye(the people of this territory is not getting total value for their tax money): examine the roads which were repaired a few hours ago some of them already damaged: it takes competent engineering skills and the necessary road building equipment to fix highways: the old roadways should have been taken up then a new surface laid down: if dem can’t fix a simple road how can dem repair a runway because the runway surface have to 100% level(smooth) and the runway-markings have to 100% accurate.....keep putting money in our political friends pocket: look at the road and we did not have any heavy rains as yet(money wasted)...we need and deserve competition political representative
  • Controversial? (23/02/2019, 09:10) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    What's so controversial about contracting competent contractors?
  • Bigger than you (23/02/2019, 15:38) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    The resurfacing of the runway is by no means a political gimmick. The contractors solicited to engineer and oversee this very important project are operating under federal guidelines and strict regulations. This is not the Blackburn Highway!


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