The Emerald Airport has been a hive of activity recently with intersection roadworks finishing last week and stage one of the Runway Enrichment Project due to commence on 18 March 2017.
Gregory Highway intersection
The completion of the intersection works now provides better road safety for motorists using the Gregory Highway and the Airport Road. The completed works included widening of the highway at the entrance to Emerald Airport, the addition of turning lanes, additional street lighting and improved road markings.
The project completes another phase of council’s commitment to improving and upgrading infrastructure throughout the region.
Emerald Airport Runway Enrichment Project
Stage one of this project will begin on 18 March 2017 and continue for approximately three weeks. It involves removal of the surface and application of a new surface layer on the main runway ‘Taxiway Bravo’ and aircraft parking bays one and two. This work will extend the life of the current main runway, improve safety, quality and compliance and ensure that Emerald airport remains a viable and reliable community asset. The financial outlay for stage one of the project is approximately $300,000.
Stage two of the project is planned to commence at the end of 2017. This will see both ends of the runway fully reconstructed at a cost of approximately $4.95M. We have been successful in gaining Queensland Government funding to the value of $2.2M for this project under Building Better Regions Fund.
The overall project will extend the life of the airport infrastructure, improve quality and safety and confirms council’s ongoing commitment to maintain and grow our vibrant region.