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On Friday, June 3, 2022, West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW) received an Airport Improvement Program grant for over $11 million, which will fund the final phase of CRW’s three-year Runway Rehabilitation Project. The total amount of this year’s project is $12,394,048. WV Paving has been awarded the prime contract in the amount of $11,742,280. Airport Design Consultants Inc is the design engineering firm and providing construction management and inspection services.

CRW’s Runway 5-23 rehabilitation project is a comprehensive upgrade that will provide a 2-inch asphalt overlay of the entire runway, include rehabilitation of the runway lighting system, including the installation of energy efficient LED runway edge lights, electrical conductors, and runway exit sign modifications.

Much of the work will be done overnight into early morning hours to align the construction with the airport’s commercial air traffic schedules. Work will begin in July and will be completed by November of 2022. Below is a look at scheduled runway closures:

  • Nightly closures begin July 29th and will continue through November 13th
  • There will be an extended closure from Monday, September 12th, through          Thursday, September 15th

“I would like to thank our political leaders and the FAA for their continued efforts to prioritize funding this project,” CRW Airport Director and CEO Nick Keller said. “This investment from the FAA is great news and an important step in keeping our passengers safe.”

The Federal Aviation Administration is funding $11,154,643 of the project.