The main runway at Van Nuys Airport will be repaved now that the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has approved $14 million for the project.
Security Paving Co. Inc., of Sun Valley, will do the work starting in November with a completion scheduled for August 2013. The project will involve closing down the 8,000-foot runway for 10 days, with closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on 26 nights.
Security Paving was one of four companies submitting bids for the project that will be a combination of an asphalt overlay and total pavement reconstruction. The project also will widen the runway’s shoulders to meet current Federal Aviation Administration standards.
Airport management and major tenants worked together to minimize the impacts to the businesses located at the airfield.
“Van Nuys plays an integral role in our nation’s air transportation system and is a vital contributor to the Southern California economy,” said Airport Manager Jess Romo in a prepared statement. “It’s a great example of collaboration among key stakeholders in an effort to minimize operational impacts.”
An FAA grant will pay for 90 percent of the project’s cost. The airport board approved the project on Monday.
Mark R. Madler