The bidding process for the first phase of a runway extension project at Erie International Airport in Pennsylvania, US, will start in May.
The three-phase construction project, worth $80.5m, will involve expanding 920ft of the runway to meet safety requirements and another 1,000ft to accommodate larger airplanes.
Work on the first phase of the project, estimated to cost around $12.1m, is expected to begin in June and will involve relocating Powell Avenue by moving wetlands and storm-water management.
The first phase will continue until 2011, following which the second phase – costing an estimated $28.1m – will begin, according to goerie.com.
The last phase of construction will cost around $7m and the entire runway extension project is scheduled for completion in 2012.
Dick Corporation has been awarded a $945,683 contract for construction management on the project.