The Bundaberg Airport will be closed for a portion of the week as work gets underway to the pavement surface enrichment project at the site.
Portfolio spokesman Cr Greg Barnes said the project featured a spray-on treatment designed to make the airport’s asphalt surfaces last longer.
“The contractor will be spraying the runway, some areas of aircraft parking apron, and some landside roads and car parks,” Cr Barnes said.
“Because the spray-on mixture needs time to dry before aircraft can land on it, we are closing the airport daily from midday until midnight through Thursday this week.
“We expect the airside and landside surface enrichment project to be complete before the Labour Day holiday.”
Cr Barnes said the closure would not impact Alliance Airlines scheduled morning flights.
“We have also made arrangements for the RFDS to be able to use the grass runway during the daylight period of airport closure,” he said.
The surface enrichment project is one of two works happening at the airport over the next few weeks, with the second focused on widening the taxiway.
“We’ll be widening a taxiway in front of the terminal and finishing with an asphalt overlay of the main aircraft parking apron,” Cr Barnes said.
“The benefit of these works include a positive safety outcome as well as the opportunity to improve drainage in the area.
“This project is intended to be completed before the end of June.”
Cr Barnes said the works were a continuation of construction which happened at the Bundaberg Airport earlier this year.
“Construction to Taxiway Alpha, plus an extension of Taxiway Hotel, has provided operational efficiencies and potential for new enterprises at Bundaberg Airport,” he said.
“It's all been part of the ongoing transformation of the Bundaberg Regional Aviation Aerospace Precinct, which has been underway since 2018.”
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