A multi-million dollar renovation project at Danville Regional Airport is under way, a requirement by the Federal Aviation Administration.
A runway is being flattened and shortened, to make visibility better for pilots; however, that will keep larger aircraft from using the airport until construction is completed. The renovations are scheduled to be completed in 18 months. While construction crews are working on the runway, corporate jet liners that travel to Danville won’t be allowed access.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the airport doesn’t meet its guidelines, and the renovations were proposed. The airport requested a grant from the FAA to resurface runways full of cracks.
Crews have begun work, and Monday started leveling off a 10 foot hump from the main runway to make it flatter. They will also resurface and shorten the runway 600 hundred feet, and narrow it by 50 feet, to meet the FAA requirements.