Commission OKs $8.3M runway contract

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Commission OKs $8.3M runway contract

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A view of the Dayton International Airport terminal, with runways behind, from a helicopter flight in August 2016. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

Dayton City Commission Wednesday approved spending $8.33 million on rehabilitating a length of runway at the Dayton International Airport.

The city received two bids for the project, according to a memo to commissioners. City staff recommended selecting Barrett Paving Materials Inc. for a total contract amount of $8,332,550, including a base bid of $7,352,000.

With corporate base in Roseland, N.J., Barrett has offices in Dayton, Miamisburg, Franklin and elsewhere.

The work involves rehabilitating at least 7,000 feel of runway, including blast pads, shoulders, connecting taxiways and related work.

The project is being funded with $7,744,140 in a federal grant and $588,410 in aviation capital, the city memo said.

In May, Terrence Slaybaugh, Dayton’s aviation director, told this news outlet that the airport will launch at least $35 million in new construction projects this year, work that could last up to 18 months, fueled mostly by federal funds.

The airport hopes to secure about $14 million in Federal Aviation Administration funds for runway and aircraft ramp work this year, Slaybaugh said then. The city is also designing a $4.5 million sanitary sewer project for the airport. Work on the airport’s terminal is also ongoing, he said.

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