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Construction grounds air traffic at Burlington-Alamance Airport – for 30 days

The grounds of the Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport are a hive of activity this week as contractors press ahead with a number of simultaneous construction and maintenance projects.

Among the most noteworthy of these concurrent ventures is the complete resurfacing of the airport’s runway. Dan Danieley, the executive director of the Alamance Burlington Airport Authority, concedes that this particular project is expected to leave the facility’s air traffic grounded for a full 30 days.

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Grading last week near Alamance Road. Airplanes in the background were still taking off and landing, activities that have been suspended effective Monday, August 7 for about 30 days.
Repaving work began Monday, August 7.

“Today, we closed the runway to traffic to rehabilitate the runway,” Danieley added in an interview Monday, “and it will be reopened on September 6.”

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Danieley said that, in addition to this resurfacing work, contractors have also broken ground on a massive expansion of the airport’s apron, or aircraft parking area, which will double in size by the time this project is finished.

In the meantime, work is well underway on a new corporate hanger that the airport will ultimately lease out to LabCorp to serve as a new headquarters for the company’s air fleet. Danieley said that the current timetable calls for contractors to pour the concrete floor for the hangar on October 1 – with a final ETA for the project’s completion in June of 2024.


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