Department of Information and Public Relations
Phase one of the resurfacing of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport runway commences on Friday, March 15.
The project will be undertaken in three phases and will consist of repairing cracks, milling and repaving of the runway surface, grooving and line marking while ensuring that the runway is maintained for safe operations.
Acting Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority Ltd. (BVIAA), Mr. Coy Levons said phase one of the resurfacing works to repair cracks from end to end of the runway is expected to be completed by March 21. Works are scheduled to take place between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Mondays to Saturdays after the airport closes.
Mr. Levons said, “The BVI Airports Authority will continue to ensure safe aircraft operations as temporary markings will be provided on newly paved areas and that runway lighting will not be affected by the works.”
He added, “Runway inspections will be conducted after each night’s work and any changes to the work schedule, established procedures, declared distances and/or other Aerodrome specifications will be timely communicated.”
Mr. Levons said phase two of the project entails the milling, paving and temporary line marking in 500ft segments of runway 07. He said work is expected to commence from March 22 to April 10. He added that phase three will see the grooving and final line markings from April 22 to May14.
The BVI Airports Authority will continue to aim to develop and maintain world class airports which provide safe and efficient gateways to the Virgin Islands and the world.
Photo attached: Works begin at the T.B. Lettsome International Airport in preparation of the resurfacing project. Photo provided.