Lithuania’s Vilnius Airport is set to complete its runway reconstruction project this month.
Contractors involved in the project have already replaced the existing runway pavement and strengthened the ground around it.
They have also commenced the installation of new drainage and rainwater collection systems.
The project, which began on 14 July this year, also includes the modernisation of the runway's lighting control system.
Vilnius Airport director Olaf Martens said: “The halfway point of the reconstruction, which will last for 35 days in total, has already passed. We have already done most of the work – the paving of the runway is completed.
“Of course, we still have a lot of work to do during the remaining days. But everything is going according to our plans.
“We even managed to finish several tasks faster than planned and create an additional time buffer. This allows us to be sure that we will be able to return to Vilnius on time.”
The scope of the runway redevelopment project includes the installation of 100km of power cables, 240 inspection manholes, and 1,000 new lights.
Additionally, 180,000m² of asphalt will be laid and 12.5km-long sewages of rainwater, drainage networks and 3km-long rainwater collecting gutters will be installed.
All major remaining reconstruction works are slated to be completed on 12 and 13 August.
Flight services from Vilnius Airport will become operational from 18 August.