Taxiway Improvements Slated at Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport

The project is supported by the IRRRB

A half-million dollar pavement reconstruction project is happening at Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport.

A $570,000 project to reconstruct the airport’s hangar taxi lane pavement, realign a portion of the airport’s taxiways, and complete groundwork for the construction of new T-hangars will be completed in the summer of 2017, according to the Director of Operations at the Airport, Gary Ulman.

Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board is supporting the project with a $52,000 Development Infrastructure grant. The Federal Aviation Administration and Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport Authority are contributing $518,000.

The project is the first phase of a two-phase improvement plan. Phase two, which will require additional funding, will improve runway traffic flow.

The airport accommodates nearly 8,000 take-offs and landings annually, including general aviation flights, services to the mining industry, freight delivery, and charter flights.

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