June 9, 2023

Trustees approve Purdue University Airport runway rehabilitation

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue trustees on Friday (June 9) gave approval to plan, finance, construct and award construction contracts for the rehabilitation of a Purdue University Airport runway.

The project will repave Runway 5/23. In addition, a small connector taxiway will be relocated and reconstructed, and a second taxiway that is no longer used will be eliminated. Work is scheduled to start in May 2024 and be completed in June 2024.

Along with improving airport safety by allowing more distance for aircraft to land and turn, the continued maintenance and operation of runway 5/23 supports students in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology in Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute and allows the airport to continue its current level of operation.

The Federal Aviation Administration supports the prioritization and completion of this project and is awarding grant funding to cover most of the total project cost ($3,147,625 of $3.6 million), with the balance to be paid by operating funds – reserves.

The Purdue University Airport has two runways, 5/23 and 10/28.

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Source: Jay Wasson

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