Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Valdosta Regional Airport (KVLD) OKs new roof

VALDOSTA — Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority approved more than $70,000 in airport repairs and maintenance Wednesday.

The authority approved $63,680 for a new roof on the general aviation terminal during its regular monthly meeting.

“The building is 70 years old,” said Airport Manager Jim Galloway. "We have done patch work in the past on the building, but it needs a new roof."

The contractor for the project will be Lowndes Roofing and Sheet Metal.

The authority also approved spending $12,000 to re-stripe the yellow line on Taxiway Alpha.

The airport received a write-up from from the Federal Aviation Administration because of the current striping, Galloway said. The airport will have Taxiway Alpha re-striped when the new tarmac is striped by Peek Pavement later this year.

The FAA is requiring the localizer be moved 20 feet further away from the runway, Galloway said.

The localizer gives left and right guidance to pilots in inclement weather, he said.

The localizer is required to be 1,000 feet from the runway and is currently 998 feet from the runway.

The localizer is owned by the FAA and the construction will be completed by the FAA, Galloway said. The localizer will be down for approximately two weeks.

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority meets 8 a.m., the second Wednesday of each month.


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