Mike Reuther Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Airport tower work is done
October 16, 2023
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  • Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority members gathered during their recent monthly meeting outside the airport’s terminal building for a look at the newly renovated control tower.

    Lundy Construction Co. performed the work involving interior construction, installation of new windows, and updating of the fire alarm system.

    They did a very good job,” Williamsport Regional Airport Executive Director Richard Howell said. “We are real pleased with it.”

    Howell also directed the attention of board members to the east end of the airport where taxi lane paving is under way.

    In other matters, the Authority approved HRI for the access road rehabilitation project at a cost of $224,843.

    HRI submitted the lowest bid from among three firms for the work.

    The Authority approved payments of $153,351 and $56,479 to Lundy Construction Co. for the maintenance building construction project.

    The $5.2 million project is being funded by Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) dollars.

    Howell reported that a meeting to consider the Montour Street project is set for next week.

    Plans are to extend Montour Street to the airport to bring another access road from the borough to the airport.

    Howell also reported that the West Branch Builders Association is considering using the airport terminal for its annual Home Show in March 2024.

    Authority Chairman Frank Pellegrino questioned whether the site is large enough to accommodate the event.

    In recent years, the show has been held at different venues including the Lycoming Mall and Lycoming College.

    The Authority met in executive session following the regular meeting to consider legal matters.

    The next meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the terminal building.