Barkley airport reopened after resurfacing
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Dec 26, 2012 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Pictured at left is the taxi-way at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Airport. This picture was taken during about mid-fall.<i>
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Pictured at left is the taxi-way at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Airport. This picture was taken during about mid-fall.

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After a months-long closure due to a resurfacing project that started in mid-October, the Lake Barkley State Resort Park Airport officially re-opened to traffic last Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The runway is 4,600 feet long and 75 feet wide, and has a 300-foot-long taxiway. State inspectors were there to test the new equipment as well.

John Jordan, manager at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, says the airport gets approximately 13,975 take-offs and landings per year, although about 7,200 of those are military. He went on to say that the runway is often used for practice landings by Fort Campbell.

The runway was also closed last year because a center-line crack in the runway had to be repaired, Jordan said. “We got lots and lots of calls because of that,” he added.

In late September, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials stated that a $1,378,114 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration was awarded for the project, which Rogers Group performed for $984,998.
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