Pavement Rehabilitation Project – Substantial Completion
The recently completed Runway, Taxiway and Apron paving projects have been substantially completed as of November 1st. Special consideration goes to the FAA, the NC Division of Aviation, The City of Rocky Mount, The City of Wilson, Edgecombe County, Nash County and Wilson County for their combined funding which made this project possible. Many thanks to WK Dickson consultants for their engineering design and construction administration services. A big thank you goes out to Allega Cement Contractors for completing the project ahead of schedule and under budget.
Approach Lighting Upgrade is done
The FAA has completed their recent upgrade of our Runway 4 Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Rails (MALSR). The original system which was over 40 years old was completely replaced with a new state-of-the-art High Visibility Fiberglass frangible pole system. The project also included a renovated Localizer system as well
New T-Hangar Construction is almost complete
The new T-Hangar project is moving along and the first of three buildings has begun to take shape with a completed concrete slab and structural steel framing in place. the project calls for 23 new T-Hangars of which the first 6 should be available beginning in January. The entire project is estimated to be completed sometime in March 2020. Engineering design and Construction administration is being provided by WK Dickson, Inc. out of their Raleigh NC office. The Project Prime Contractor is PLT of Wilson NC.
New Self-Serve Fuel Farm is now under construction
The airport is in the process of building a new self-serve fuel farm that will provide pay at the pump convenience for pilots wishing to pump their own fuel 24/7. Both single point and over the wing Jet-A and Avgas 100LL tanks will be built with a capacity of 8000 gallons each and a state of the art Credit card kiosk will be installed at the south end of the general aviation ramp and is anticipated to be completed this Summer.