Merimbula Airport will re-open on Friday 25 March 2022.
Bega Valley Shire Council’s Project Services Manager, Daniel Djikic said the drier weather over the last week has enabled the works to progress.
“The final seal and line marking have been completed and the final safety checks undertaken to ensure we can safely re-open the runway on Friday (March 25 2022),” Mr Djikic said.
“We know the extended closure has been really inconvenient for the community, but we were at the mercy of the weather. By giving the runway those extra few days to dry out, we’ve been able to ensure the runway extension and resealing work is completed to a high standard and will last for years to come.
“There is still work to be done on the new General Aviation Precinct, as well as roadworks at the intersection with Arthur Kaine Drive, however the airport will re-open to travellers, airlines and general aviation users on Friday morning (March 25 2022).”
The runway extension and strengthening project is an important step toward increasing the capacity and longevity of the airport, increasing tourism opportunities and making it easier for people to travel for business and leisure.
Council has been working closely with the airlines and emergency services throughout the project and would like to thank the community for their patience.
The runway extension and strengthening project is funded through two grants from the Commonwealth Government, two grants from the NSW Government and a Council contribution.
Traffic control will be in place on Arthur Kaine Drive throughout the remainder of the works as required.
More information about the project is available on Council’s website.
Source: Bega Valley Shire Council